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Fleur Jaeggy

“Stefan Zweig, in his 1941 autobiography, “The World of Yesterday”—one of the great accounts of life in Europe in the first part of the twentieth century—writes about the artists he met in Paris, three decades earlier, who were scattered and destroyed in the murders, exiles, and chaos of two world wars. He describes writers like Rilke, who wanted only “to link verse to verse perfectly in quiet yet passionate endeavor.” “You felt almost ashamed to look at them,” he writes, “for they led such quiet lives, as if inconspicuous or invisible.” This is the Mitteleuropa lineage that produces, in our day, a writer like Fleur Jaeggy.”  – Sheila Heti

The Austere Fiction of Fleur Jaeggy | The New Yorker

with a tip of the hat to A Longhouse Birdhouse

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Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud? – The New York Times

Recently she went to a party where all the women were skinny and all the men were overweight. ‘‘For the men, it’s perfectly acceptable to be a person of appetites,’’ she said. ‘‘You’re in midlife, you’re at the peak of your professional moment.’’ Again, she slipped into character. ‘‘ ‘Pour me a glass of wine and give me a steak!’ ’’ The women, by contrast, were nibbling crackers and drinking seltzer. ‘‘There should be no shame in appetite,’’ she said, her voice rising. ‘‘There should be no shame in anger. There should be no shame in love. There should be no shame in wanting things.’’ – Claire Messud

Anne Boyer on “Science Fiction” – Poetry Society of America

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Anne Boyer In Her Own Words

The Rumpus Interview With Lidia Yuknavitch – The Rumpus.net

The Rumpus Interview With Lidia Yuknavitch – The Rumpus.net.

‘After The Tall Timber’ is a Guidepost for the Post-9/11 Generation | The New Republic

‘After The Tall Timber’ is a Guidepost for the Post-9/11 Generation | The New Republic.

Tomgram: Eduardo Galeano, A Lost and Found History of Lives and Dreams Some Broken | TomDispatch

 

Tomgram: Eduardo Galeano, A Lost and Found History of Lives and Dreams Some Broken | TomDispatch.

Maisonneuve | Ruth Ozeki on Breaking the Fictional World

 

Maisonneuve | Ruth Ozeki on Breaking the Fictional World.