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CollectionsYour library (4,171), reviewed then mooched away (45), All collections (4,216)

Reviews88 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,480), fem (627), body (589), criticism (530), queer (482), literary biography (412), race (374), psych (328), class (254), memoir (248) — see all tags

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Recommendations135 recommendations

About meLiterature professor, writer, parent to 3 dogs & 3 cats, literary fiction addict, and, as the profile pic suggests, future queen of England.

Some fave quotes:

"Love is a world of many Spaynes" -- James I

"Something real, cool, and solid lies before you" -- Charlotte Bronte

"A bride with a cold in her head is the saddest of spectacles" -- Louisa May Alcott (civil war nurse, among other things)

"'No' is the wildest word we consign to language" -- Emily Dickinson

"the other the" -- James Joyce

"The neighbors trust me with their children every time they need to go out. The idea of trusting your children to a surrealist must be encouraged." -- Anais Nin

"'I love you' needs my own language" -- Sylvia Plath

"language is never innocent" -- Roland Barthes

"Love is the time and space in which "I" assumes the right to be extraordinary" -- Julia Kristeva

"distance is nothing more than knowledge, memory, and analogy" -- Paul Virilio

"how to let go of the past, how to change and lose with grace, how to keep going in the face of overwhelming suffering. It shouldn't be easy." -- Tony Kushner

The dreams of the Left
are always beautiful.
The imagining of a better world
the damnation of the present one.
This faith,
this luminescent anger,
these alone
are worthy of being called human -- Tony Kushner

"Justice precedes beauty. Without justice, beauty is impossible, an obscenity" -- Tony Kushner

About my libraryThese are most of the books I actually have; if I started logging wishlisted books it'd be chaos. I'm also not listing books that sit right beside mine but belong more to my partner than to me. (OK, I've cheated & included a few . . .)

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, BookMooching, Bostonians, Combiners!, Feminist Theory, Girlybooks, I Love Jane Austen, Lesbian Bookworms, Little Free Libraries, Queer and Trans Litshow all groups

Favorite authorsAnna Akhmatova, Jonathan Ames, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Roland Barthes, Mary Beckett, Leo Bersani, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Bukowski, Fanny Burney, Judith Butler, Raymond Carver, Eileen Chang, Colette, Wilkie Collins, T Cooper, Michael Cunningham, Junot Díaz, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, T. S. Eliot, Elena Ferrante, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Aminatta Forna, Michel Foucault, Paula Fox, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Sigmund Freud, Janice Galloway, Elizabeth Gaskell, Gillian Gill, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Susan Glaspell, Emma Goldman, Thomas Hardy, Adam Hochschild, William Dean Howells, Luce Irigaray, Christopher Isherwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Franz Kafka, Laleh Khadivi, Sarah Kofman, Tony Kushner, Laldyada, Naguib Mahfouz, Carole Maso, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Kate Millett, Rick Moody, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Gloria Naylor, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Marcel Proust, Barbara Pym, Annie G. Rogers, William Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu, Gertrude Stein, Agnes Strickland, Han Suyin, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Elizabeth Taylor, Michelle Tea, Leon Trotsky, Sigrid Undset, William T. Vollmann, Edith Wharton, Antonia White, Oscar Wilde, Jacqueline Woodson, Virginia Woolf, William Wordsworth, Anzia Yezierska (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBrattle Book Shop, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 22, 2009

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