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More Than the Prototype: The Ineffable Short Fiction of Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector, whose American rollout continues this month with the publication of The Complete Stories (New Directions, trans. Katrina Dodson), has now been compared to Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Angela Carter… 1,123 more words


What I've been reading

This blog’s silence lately has been partly due to the fact I’ve been more interested in reading than blogging this year. Here’s a list of books I’ve read so far: 1,433 more words

Book Review

FLASHBACKS (Somebody's going to Get In Trouble,Links of Kleon, and Carter? I hardly know 'er!)

I had one yesterday that further contextualized my previous post about reading The Decameron.

I took Professor Gavaler’s class entitled “21st Century North American Literary Genre Fiction” (check out his superhero blog… 740 more words

THE BLOODY CHAMBER: And Other Stories (Angela Carter)

A reworking of traditional fairy tales. Carter reveals the secret places of a woman’s psyche, the horror mixed with pleasure, the voices in the dark, and presents us with nonconformist heroines who take their destiny in to their own hands. 239 more words


A potentiality for corruption...

“When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. 65 more words


Top Ten Tuesday - 4th August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read. 303 more words


Down a Dark Path

I don’t know about you, but I have always loved scary stories. I loved Disney’s fairy tale movies as a kid, but I knew from reading that they didn’t tell the whole story. 979 more words

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