Posts Tagged: How Should A Person Be?
At The New Yorker, Anna Holmes writes about how “Girls” and Sheila Heti’s new novel How Should a Person Be? “treat heterosexual coupling as secondary, and how they depict the profundity of female friendships, not to mention their real perils—which are quite different from the competitive jockeying that is so often imagined.”
Holmes proposes that these texts may signify “the beginnings, perhaps, of a revolution in the way women’s relationships are discussed.”...more
The second time I meet Sheila Heti I’m standing outside the gated front yard of her home on a cold, sunny day in Toronto.
The overgrowth and general unkemptness of the corner lot puts it a far cry from what can accurately be described as a garden, though invested in it is still the imagination and care of a space that is tended to; the tail of an overturned porcelain cat pokes up among stiff grass folded the wrong way....more