Posts Tagged: Michele Filgate
For Lit Hub, Michele Filgate interviews Lidia Yuknavitch on her new novel, The Small Backs of Children, to explore the idea of new symbols and mythology for contemporary culture:
I’m not clear why we have to limit ourselves to old myths without creating new ones… I have no allegiance to locating myth in the past, like it’s locked in petroglyphs or something.
I’ve spent plenty of nights endlessly refreshing my Twitter and Facebook feed while I’m reading or writing, in the hopes of not feeling so alone… It’s time to admit to myself that part of the reason I do this is because it’s easier than being stuck in my own head.
How did Rumpus contributor and noted word lover Michele Filgate become that notorious enemy of teachers, librarians, and all right-minded free-thinkers: a book burner?
Well, you’ll have to read her whole explanation.
But to give you a hint, it involves the following passage:
Is this all NYC is?