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Review: Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School, originally printed in 1984, came out earlier this year on Penguin’s Modern Classics, an imprint founded by Penguin Books in 1961 to supplement their series of “Classics”, which was launched in 1946 with a new translation of the Iliad. Their lists of books are important works in… Keep Reading

Musings

The Cruelty of Emotions

The Oxford Dictionary defines cruelty as  “cruel behaviour or attitudes”. At the same time, cruel is defined as “causing pain or suffering”. Example: ‘the winters are long, hard, and cruel’ The Oxford Dictionary defines emotion as “a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” Example: ‘How could she have let him… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

A Note: Defanging critiques, Disciplining dissent

A few months ago my friend Jon and I were invited to give a session at ark books in connection to the Copenhagen Literature Festival (KBH Læser). The topic of the festival this year was “Growth”, in the broadest sense, and the event at ark books was named “Accursed Growth”. We were to speak about… Keep Reading

Essays

Feminism is Important and so might be Bad Feminism

Feminism is important and so might be bad feminism. (I hope I’ll get an insight on what the term “bad feminist” means for Roxane Gay – that is, I can’t wait for the book to arrive.) As so often, situations are paradoxes which adds to their beauty, but also makes them more difficult to describe.… Keep Reading

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