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Reading The Readers Of Sasha Grey Reading Slavoj Žižek

I happened upon this picture of the actor, writer, musician and former pornographic actor, Sasha Grey, reading Slavoj Žižek’s 2008 book, In Defence of Lost Causes, on my Facebook timeline posted by a fan/meme page dedicated to the Slovenian philosopher. The photograph itself was clearly part of an attempt to mould Grey’s public persona in… Keep Reading

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Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’: A somehow disappointed review

Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is all-the-rage right now. ‘Short & sweet’, it takes a form of a memoir, but rather than dragging the reader through her first memories as a child or the reminiscences of her mother’s perfume, it tells the story of her relationship with her transgendered partner Harry and her following pregnancy/motherhood. But… Keep Reading

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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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