The New Yorker review on the back of The Argonauts says “Thinking and feeling are, for Nelson, mutually necessary processes; the result is an exceptional portrait of both a romantic partnership and of the collaboration between Nelson’s mind and heart.” I think that connection– thinking and feeling in concert, not opposition–is what so appeals to me about these books. They reconceptualize the mind vs. body dichotomy of … Continue reading Thinking and Feeling: Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts and Kate Zambreno’s Heroines
In terms of equality , there’s been a lot to celebrate this week. First, the Supreme Court decided that the regulations that Texas implemented state were illegal. You might remember Wendy Davis, she of the pink tennis shoes and the 11 hour filibuster? These regulations are what she was protesting. Her protest was ultimately unsuccessful, and in 2013 the Texas Senate Bill 5 implemented regulations such as the … Continue reading RBG, HUAC, and Beyonce: favorite things this week (26/52)
Fates of worlds, ends of stories, types of telling. Thinking about Arcadia (book and app) on the blog. Continue reading Talking about Books: Arcadia, by Iain Pears
I’m catching up on the best books of my blogging sabbatical… come along! Continue reading Tannie Maria and Nelly Dean: best books of the last year (1 of 4)
So about this time last year, I got tired of blogging, and since this is primarily just for me, I gave it a rest. Now I’m considering coming back. No promises, no schedule, no deadlines. Just perhaps slightly more frequent musings and ponderings popping up over here. Starting up again is a bit like talking to a distant acquaintance after a long absence– I feel … Continue reading Catching up: in which I meditate on the nature of privilege and gendered norms of anger, with moments of Pollyanna, and also a bunch of stuff that happened this year.
June has been a non-stop reading month for me–I’m waiting to hear about employment in the fall, so my anxiety has had me reaching for book after book after book, just to keep away from those lovely spinning thoughts. (26 books in June. I’m winning that summer reading contest that I’ve not been enrolled in since 6th grade. And I think it’s because of those reading … Continue reading Anne Perry, Grey’s Anatomy, Deborah Harkness, and freaking Heathcliff