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Heimsucht — on Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter — Agri Ismaïl

“I have this memory.”

Thus begins Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter, opening with the sort of anecdote you keep deep in you, rarely mentioned yet often recalled, where Zambreno remembers how, at age 18, she went to work for a woman with dementia, to arrange her papers once a week, eventually skipping a week here and there before finally never showing up at all. 1,077 more words

Book Review

Review: Book of Mutter by Kate Zambreno

Each of us has their own rhythm of suffering.—Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary.

My Review:
The entry for 24 October 1911 in Kafka’s Diaries… 968 more words


Not Every Piece of Art is About Trump — Or Is It?

Like many conscious culture consumers, I’ve been dividing up my diet of books, TV and film into two categories: “Think more deeply about the Trump era” on one side (hi, … 1,453 more words


'O Fallen Angel' Will Hit You in the Gut (in the Best Way)

Kate Zambreno’s O Fallen Angel is not subtle, and that’s a good thing. It is a triptych of a novel—if you can really call it a novel. 419 more words


Review: O Fallen Angel by Kate Zambreno

Anna K. Yoder, who interviewed Kate Zambreno in 2010 about her first novel, describes O Fallen Angel: “Zambreno’s first novel reads like the bastard offspring of an orgy between John Waters’s… 902 more words

Literary Fiction

Kate Zambreno: Book of Mutter

The first time I remember seeing my mother was in 1976, when I was eleven years old. It isn’t a firsthand memory, more of what Barthes might call a memory container. 377 more words


Some Well-Intentioned Reading Ideas for 2017

This time last year I posted some well-intentioned reading ideas for 2016. I conformed to pattern and failed almost entirely to fulfil my intentions. This is symptomatic of a good year’s reading. 404 more words