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Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’: A heavily biased review

I began reading Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts four or five months ago. I say ‘began’ because I haven’t really stopped since. I pick it up several times a week to sink back into particularly beautiful passages, or plumb further her more layered and difficult observations. I have a slightly wary suspicion that I will be… Keep Reading

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“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara: A two-part book review

Masterpiece or soap opera? The aptly and yet ironically named novel A Little Life (it’s literally the size of a brick) has swept across the US and Europe with much fanfare, so much that its author, the otherwise unknown Hanya Yanagihara, appeared at this year’s Louisiana Literature. Here, two Arkers present you with each their own… Keep Reading

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“DARK SPRING” by Unica Zürn

A girl commits suicide, after her ‘’coming-of-age’’ turns into a freudian nightmare. I’d like to start this book review out with a long awkward silence. /Hold it. Rarely have I read a book that is so difficult to say something about. Possibly because of the anger and fury that evaporates from all the pages, which… Keep Reading

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