the passion according to g.h.


A Review: The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector

all hope abandon, ye who enter here
-The Divine Comedy

Dante, in 1321, put forth a Hell without hope. Or a Hell full of realization? of the act of abandonment?

A world wholly alive has a Hellish power.
-The Passion According to G.H.

G.H., a Brazilian dilettante–a word appearing around 1850 in Italian, Dante’s shaped language–begins her accounting with a plea and an invitation: she must share this, her story. Her passion. And she’d like to hold your hand.

January 18th, 2010 / 1:22 pm