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Jackie Ess, Eve Babitz, Roberto Bolaño, Amit Chaudhuri, Roberto Calasso

Darryl is a wonderfully funny and big-hearted novel about a Taoist cuck. Darryl, the protagonist, gets turned on when he watches men have sex with his wife – but he starts to wonder if the cuck lifestyle is really for him. The novel is a classic journey of self-discovery, of an unhappy man searching forContinue reading “Jackie Ess, Eve Babitz, Roberto Bolaño, Amit Chaudhuri, Roberto Calasso”

Leopoldo Lugones, from “El Libro de los Paisajes”

Verano Vuelve con la canículas eternas. El azul de la aurora a ser ventura. Las noches mecen en su astral hondura. Un húmedo silencio de cisternas. Domestica la tarde ovejas tiernas. El arrullo se intima en la espesura. La falda clara gentilmente augura Una pulgada más de lindas piernas… En próvida sazón de resolana, ElContinue reading “Leopoldo Lugones, from “El Libro de los Paisajes””

Olga Ravn, P.D. James, Syliva Townsend Warner, Diana Souhami, Leonora Carrington

Five novels about communities: The employees of an interstellar startup. The barristers and employees of a British legal chambers. The nuns of a medieval convent. The lesbian artists and patrons who created modernism. The residents of a nursing home. The darkest of these novels are the most conventional (A Certain Justice) and the most experimentalContinue reading “Olga Ravn, P.D. James, Syliva Townsend Warner, Diana Souhami, Leonora Carrington”

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