Category: book news

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Nasty Women

It has arrived! Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America is available now, and I’m in it! The anthology is filled with incredibly talented contributors — seriously, I still start fangirling at the sight of my name on the same page as Rebecca Solnit’s — so I do hope you’ll check it out!


Literary Link Love

flip flopping joy: those lovey dovey books…

the twilight series has given Teh Feminists a massive collective heart attack for years. and rightfully so. babybfp said she wanted to read the series, so i sat down and read it first to make sure it was ok–and was appalled. how *familiar* so much of it sounds–no, don’t feel sad that you sliced my face up! you couldn’t help it, you’re a werewolf! i should’ve *listened* to you!

Muslimah Media Watch: The “Tyranny of Sex” in the Saudi Novel

[S]ex has been a growing phenomenon in Saudi literature. Earlier this year, noted Kuwaiti novelist Laila al-Othman decried the increase in sexual content in Saudi women’s lit. Al-Othman, whose Wasmiya Comes Out of the Sea was one of the Arab Writers Union’s “top 105,”  is apparently not wrong to point to an increase.

TimesOnline: J G Farrell wins Booker prize for 1970, 30 year after his death

It would have seemed that J. G. Farrell had won his last award when he slipped to his death in a fishing accident on the Irish coast in 1979, but a quirk of literary history means that his novel Troubles has been given another chance.

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David Foster Wallace’s 1,079 page novel, Infinite Jest, has just been released as an app for iThings with “enriched-endnote capabilities.”  The endnotes will pop up, so people will no longer need to toggle back and forth to the end of the book.

I say: IJ endnotes must be experienced in all their obnoxious, hair-pulling, two-bookmark-requiring glory. THEY’RE A PART OF THE FREAKING JEST!

Buncha weenies!