Series: Pain, Porn and ComplicityWomen Heroes from Pygmalion to TwilightPaperbackKathleen McConnell9781894987684$19.00LITERARY CRITICISM Jan 18, 2013
Why does Bella lie so much in the Twilight series? Why was Catwoman such a bad movie? What was the reason Dark Angel was so short-lived? Poet and scholar Kathleen McConnell tackles these, and other, subjects in this collection of essays. Drawing on analysis from Freud to chaos theory, and a large body of research, McConnell starts with Pygmalion, and unravels the cultural threads that bind the way women protagonists are characterized in popular culture. This careful, and at times wry, examination considers not only why women are portrayed in th... + Read More
If cows could talk, what would they say?The Golden Book of Bovinities represents the collective wisdom of centuries of bovine self-awareness.On its surface, Robert Moore’s fourth collection is a running ledger ofaphorisms, maxims and injunctions that lay bare the mystery behindthose docile cud-chewers. Deeper down, however, the book is anindictment against the inhuman cruelty we inflict on each other aswell as on the non-human world. A tour de force allegory about ourpost-9/11 world,The Golden Book of Bovinites contains some of thefreshest, fun... + Read More
Series: Hard AssPaperbackSharon McCartney9781926794136$18.00POETRY May 20, 2013
Hard Ass is a daring and bold collection of poetry, filled with passion and anger. McCartney skillfully hones her craft, yet the poet’s confessional voice feels raw and honest as if she merely purged her words onto the page. Using weightlifting as a metaphor to explore the poet’s inner world and her romantic attachments, McCartney both reinforces and undermines the transcendence of love.