My Favorite Clause: Ruminations on Stuart Dybek’s Penis

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“Sauerkraut Soup” from Stuart Dybek’s 1986 debut collection Childhood and Other Neighborhoods begins with a narrator waxing philosophical on the cathartic nature of bodily purge. “Puking felt like crying,” he tells us. “At first I almost enjoyed it the way people do who say they had a good cry.”

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