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Southern Gothic Fiction

More than a year ago, I entered a short story contest called something like the Southern Gothic Fiction Revival prize. I had no real thought of winning the contest. 191 more words


Bastard out of Carolina

I had a wonderful Sunday evening. I laid on the couch finishing Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, drinking a beer and snuggling with the cats in the glow of the Christmas Tree! 183 more words

Bastard Out of Carolina  (classic lit)

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

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

The power of stories

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories lately. After finishing (and loving), Frank’s “The Wounded Storyteller” I’ve been looking for restitution narratives, chaos narratives and the rest in the stories that I now see all around me. 681 more words

Books Acquired Recently

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

Books Acquired Recently

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

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