Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays

Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays Author Mary Gaitskill
ISBN-10 0307378225
ISBN-13 9780307378224
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary social cultural and personal Whether shes writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike to Gillian Flynn Mary Gaitskill reads her subjects deftly and aphoristically and moves beyond them to locate the deep currents of longing ambition perversity and loneliness in the American unconscious She shows us the transcendentalism of the Talking Heads the melancholy of Bjrk the playfulness of artist Laurel Nakadate She celebrates the clownish grandiosity and the poetry of Norman Mailers long career and maps the sociosexual cataclysm embodied by porn star Linda Lovelace And in the deceptively titled Lost Cat she explores how the most intimate relationships may be warped by power and race Witty tender beautiful and unsettling Somebody with a Little Hammer displays the same heat seeking revelatory understanding for which we value Gaitskills fiction

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Veronica

Veronica Author Mary Gaitskill
ISBN-10 9781847654717
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 149