One day novel stuff finds a book called Blood and Guts in High School (1978) by Kathy Acker and begins to read. This book is about a girl called Janey, who fucks her father then runs away and ends up hanging out with a wild bunch of kids called THE SCORPIONS.…
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Here you are: the Absolutists (who believe in metamorphosis), the Aetherius Society of California (telepathic relations with Mars), the Astara of Lausanne (oath of absolute secrecy), Atlanteans in Great Britain (search for lost happiness), Builders of the Adytum in California (alchemy, cabala, astrology)…
–Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum, 1988, p.
Sarah Dobbs’ new novel, Killing Daniel, tells the story of two women struggling to live with the past. Continue reading
The eponymous protagonist lives over three centuries, and during that time changes sex once, falls in love with a Russian princess, works as Ambassador Extraordinary to Constantinople, marries and has a child, befriends poets and other literary figures, and yet barely ages at all. Continue reading
Esther Greenwood works as an intern at a fashion magazine in New York, then returns home to live with her mother in Massachusetts. She is overcome by a bout of depression that results in her attempted suicide and stays at a city hospital and private asylum. Continue reading
The tragic tale of Thomas Sutpen, and his establishment of a plantation and mansion, named Sutpen’s Hundred, his taking of a wife, and the family they build together. Continue reading