The Kind of Madness That Is Passion


She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been alone with herself. Maybe never. It was always her–with others, and in these others she was reflected and the others were reflected in her. Nothing was–was pure, she thought without understanding what she meant.

Another newly released story by the dazzling Clarice Lispector, “Beauty and the Beast Or the Enormous Wound,” over at Lit Hub.

Jeannie Yoon makes poems, essays, videos, music, cookies, and lots of very ambitious and meticulous to-do lists. More from this author →