Posts Tagged: gender

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday.  Advertisements

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday. 

The Day You Change: Dialectic of the Flesh (Roz Kaveney)

This one’s another book I picked up in London last month. Published in 2012 by A Midsummer Night’s Press, Dialectic of the Flesh is literally pocket-sized (think blue jeans’ back pockets), but feels larger when read. It’s an intense collection through which British

The Day You Change: Dialectic of the Flesh (Roz Kaveney)

This one’s another book I picked up in London last month. Published in 2012 by A Midsummer Night’s Press, Dialectic of the Flesh is literally pocket-sized (think blue jeans’ back pockets), but feels larger when read. It’s an intense collection through which British

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Are You a Homelandsexual?

…you know, I thought I’d ask. Just between us. No need to blush, I won’t tell. If you’re not sure what you are, you might find Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals enlightening. If you’re just looking for a lively book of poems

Are You a Homelandsexual?

…you know, I thought I’d ask. Just between us. No need to blush, I won’t tell. If you’re not sure what you are, you might find Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals enlightening. If you’re just looking for a lively book of poems

Of the Amours of Bosvil and Galesia (Barker)

Love Intrigues is one of Jane Barker’s three Galesia novels. The version I read is from 1719. It’s short, it’s all about, well, love intrigues, and my copy now has comments like “Sheesh!” or “Duh!” or “Just tell him already!”

Of the Amours of Bosvil and Galesia (Barker)

Love Intrigues is one of Jane Barker’s three Galesia novels. The version I read is from 1719. It’s short, it’s all about, well, love intrigues, and my copy now has comments like “Sheesh!” or “Duh!” or “Just tell him already!”

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

Y (leslie adrienne miller)

thanks to the good folks as goodreads and the generous associates at graywolf press, i have this copy of the uncorrected proofs of leslie adrienne miller’s Y right here beside me. with the madness of a busy semester behind me,

Y (leslie adrienne miller)

thanks to the good folks as goodreads and the generous associates at graywolf press, i have this copy of the uncorrected proofs of leslie adrienne miller’s Y right here beside me. with the madness of a busy semester behind me,

bookshopping in manhattan

this is what i bought in manhattan today:

bookshopping in manhattan

this is what i bought in manhattan today:

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time

enchanting territorial aggression (Byatt)

little black book of stories, by a.s. byatt the “black” in the title is appropriate in that the stories each have a fair measure of darkness in them. at the same time, there is such a fascination with people, with

enchanting territorial aggression (Byatt)

little black book of stories, by a.s. byatt the “black” in the title is appropriate in that the stories each have a fair measure of darkness in them. at the same time, there is such a fascination with people, with

puppets without strings: the magic toyshop (angela carter)

It’s a little ironic, really, that I bought this book in autumn 1999 (when I first came to Reading University) just to carry it around with me / have it wait in boxes and on shelves until last saturday, and

puppets without strings: the magic toyshop (angela carter)

It’s a little ironic, really, that I bought this book in autumn 1999 (when I first came to Reading University) just to carry it around with me / have it wait in boxes and on shelves until last saturday, and

cover of "dusty answer" by lehmann

dusty answer (rosamond lehmann)

i finished rosamond lehmann’s dusty answer, and just in time too – while the book was in impeccable shape when i found it, it had been sitting on shelves in this family for the past 75 years or so and, well,

cover of "dusty answer" by lehmann

dusty answer (rosamond lehmann)

i finished rosamond lehmann’s dusty answer, and just in time too – while the book was in impeccable shape when i found it, it had been sitting on shelves in this family for the past 75 years or so and, well,