Make it new, the modernists said. But how to rebuild the living body? ...more
Tags: #metoo, American Genius: A Comedy, Bertrand Russell, characters, Cindy Sherman, eileen myles, femininity, feminism, gender construction, Gender Identity, hanna rosin, Haunted Houses, Jane D. Marsching, John Berger, Judith Butler, Lynne Tillman, Madame Realism, Mark Alice Durant, masculinity, Men and Apparations, Moira Donegan, Nicole Miller, On Photography, paranormal, performativity, Pictures Generation, postmodern, Richard Prince, Soft Skull Press, Spiritualism, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, Susan Faludi, Susan Hiller, susan sontag, The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories, The End of Men, ways of seeing, William James
Enchantment. Lying. Are they really so different? ...more
Tags: Anne Sexton, Byron Howard, daughters, Disney, emotional incest, Enchantment, fairy tales, Grimm, incest, Linda Gray Sexton, magic, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nathan Greno, rapunzel, Searching for Mercy Street, sexuality, Susan Faludi, The Thread, Transformations
Friday 5/5: Ali Noorani will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. 7 p.m., free. Saturday 5/6: The Book Cellar hosts the launch of David Berner’s newest book, October Song. 6 p.m., free.
Micah Perks talks about her new novel,
What Becomes Us, America’s cultural and mythical heritage, and why every novel is a political novel. ...more
Tags: 9/11, Abuse, Alice Walker, birth, California, Carolyn Chute, childbirth, colonialism, Dickinson, domestic abuse, domestic violence, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth McKenzie, ERA, feminism, fetus, fiction, immigrants, Iraq War, Karen Yamashita, Louise Erdrich, Mary Rowlandson, Melville, Micah Perks, Molly Antopol, motherhood, myth, narrative, novel, Pagan Time, parenting, pregnancy, richard hughes, rural life, Russell Banks, second-wave feminism, Susan Faludi, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, The Terror Dream, Toni Morrison, Twain, Twins, United States, voice, We Are Gathered Here, What Becomes Us, Whitman, writing