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Bastard Out of Carolina  (classic lit)

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Every visceral, harrowing, nightmarish scene of child abuse expertly rendered.

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Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. 1992. New York: Penguin Books, 2016.

I had heard of this novel before, but did not become interested in it until I recently read Ann Cvetkovich’s discussion of it in… 189 more words

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5 œuvres d’autrices qui manquent à votre bibliothèque

J’avais vu passer le hashtag #AuFilDesAutrices lancé par @miroslavazetkin (cf. son très bon article sur pourquoi il est important d’utiliser le mot autrice), pile dans la période où j’enchaînais les romans écrits par des femmes. 2,363 more words


Dorothy Allison at Tin House

Dorothy Allison is one of my critical writers … a writer I need in the world.

Dorothy Allison at Tin House

Articles By Others

Where you from, Honey?

In eighth grade I first began to make a studied, conscious effort at enunciation, to pronounce the g at the end of going, or fixing, while at the same time avoiding “fixing” when I meant “about to,” as in, “I’m fixing to go to the store.” I did not want to sound poor or uneducated. 924 more words

“I cannot abide a story told to me by a numb, empty voice that never responds to anything that’s happening, that doesn’t express feelings in response to what it sees.

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Art and books

I love a good read and I do judge my books by their cover. So when I find a beautiful book with nice art on the cover or some awesome illustration; I’m in heaven. 460 more words