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Fingersmith: Dickens, but with lesbians and good pacing
1 year ago

Fingersmith: Dickens, but with lesbians and good pacing

I came to Sarah Waters’ 2002 historical crime thriller Fingersmith having already seen Park Chan-wook’s South Korean film adaptation The Handmaiden, which is (loosely) based on the book. While the …
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A World Not Made for Me: Review of “Gender Failure”
1 year ago

A World Not Made for Me: Review of “Gender Failure”

At 5:00pm I began to read a book.

 Not because I was personally compelled, but because it was an assignment for a class I was taking; an elective class no …
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Review: Arleen Paré’s “The Girls with Stone Faces”

It is a challenging feat to find the words to describe poetry as inspired as Arleen Paré’s. Her work defies description; it wants to be read, not explained. Paré holds the English language in her hand and wraps it around her reader with a profound kindness. Reading her work feels like coming home.
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Review: Bitch Planet’s brash, in-your-face feminism is what dystopian lit needed
1 year ago

Review: Bitch Planet’s brash, in-your-face feminism is what dystopian lit needed

If you thought writer Kelly Sue DeConnick’s take on Captain Marvel was “too feminist,” Bitch Planet is going to give you an ulcer.
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