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About meLiterature professor, writer, parent of 3 dogs & 4 cats, literary fiction addict, long-time Dyke March volunteer, intersectional feminist, resister to neoliberalism, ableism, racism, & fascism, and, as the profile pic suggests, future Queen of England.

Hey, if you've written a book or part of a book I have and want to say hi, please do! I'm a complete teenage fangirl about writers, so I promise to be dazzled.

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SOME FAVE QUOTES (besides every word Jane Austen wrote):

"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

"every 'I' is a fiction finally" -- Derek Walcott

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

"we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't " -- Audre Lorde

"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

"some worlds are built on a fault line of pain, held up by nightmares. Don't lament when those worlds fall. Rage that they were built doomed in the first place" -- N. K. Jemisin

"Behind every crazy woman is a man sitting very quietly, saying, 'What? I'm not doing anything.'" -- Jade Sharma

"Write a poem that will keep you out the grave" -- Jonah Mixon-Webster

"The desire to sound reasonable, when the only way to say something meaningful is to sound unreasonable" -- Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

"rich people cannot have the right to combust others to death." -- Andreas Malm

About my libraryThese are most of the books I actually have; if I started logging wishlisted or discarded 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, Book Recommendations Requests, BookMooching, Bostonians, Combiners!, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Feminist Theory, Girlybooks, I Love Jane Austen, Lesbian Bookwormsshow all groups

Favorite authorsJonathan Ames, Nathacha Appanah, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Roland Barthes, Mary Beckett, Leo Bersani, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Bukowski, Fanny Burney, Judith Butler, Eileen Chang, Colette, T. Cooper, Michael Cunningham, Amber Dawn, Junot Díaz, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Eve L. Ewing, 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, Byung-Chul Han, Thomas Hardy, Terrance Hayes, Adam Hochschild, Luce Irigaray, Christopher Isherwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Franz Kafka, Laleh Khadivi, Jarett Kobek, Sarah Kofman, Tony Kushner, Lalleshwari, Naguib Mahfouz, Andreas Malm, Carole Maso, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Kate Millett, Rick Moody, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Toni Morrison, John Murillo, Isabel Briggs Myers, Gloria Naylor, Maggie Nelson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Marcel Proust, Barbara Pym, Annie G. Rogers, William Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu, Danez Smith, Agnes Strickland, Han Suyin, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Elizabeth Taylor, Michelle Tea, Leon Trotsky, Sigrid Undset, Derek Walcott, Edith Wharton, Antonia White, Renia White, Oscar Wilde, Jacqueline Woodson, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library

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