Nostalgie de la ewwwwww: Ottessa Moshfegh’s attention to the body

In her electrifying debut novel Eileen (shortlisted for a National Book Critics Circle Award), Ottessa Moshfegh pays a great deal of attention to people’s bodies. The title character dislikes her own: “I was thin, my figure was jagged, my movements pointed and hesitant, my posture Read More …

Virginia Woolf Dreams of Colson Whitehead

Everybody’s talking about The Underground Railroad. Everybody. It’s the most award-winning, imagination-stretching, racially charged novel of 2016, and, because it’s written by an African-American author, taken to some extent (not that its author deemed this) as holy writ in our racially charged society. What if Read More …

Donald Trump Attempts to Write His Own Inaugural Poem: a satire

Greetings, Friends (And Enemies. Lots of enemies! Hugely enemies!) This great day we now celebrate Might seem to many, not so great So let us first consider those Educated prior to Secretary DeVos Those harridans who wish their hair Could grow like that of Melania Read More …