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Fairy tales retold: Robin McKinley’s “Deerskin” and a mid-month check-in

I have always had a soft spot for fairy tales re-told, re-imagined, re-made. I have an unfashionable love for what I consider classic Disney – the hazy unreality of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Cinderella. The fuzzy … Continue reading

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on the unrelenting ubiquity of sexual violence: Craig Thompson’s “Habibi” and Naomi Alderman’s “The Power”

Something that I noticed last year – well, less “noticed” and more “was insistently thrust upon me repeatedly” – was the pervasiveness of sexual violence in the books I was reading. I couldn’t go two books (fiction and non-fiction alike) … Continue reading

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