Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s THE FREEZER DOOR is an important book because it challenges our assumptions about the world, and in doing so, gives us hope that an alternative might be possible.
Normally there is a safe distance between the reader and the work, however transgressive it is, whereas in Dustan’s writing the language is intimate, precise, explicit, pornographic even, and yet, ultimately, an attack on what is known as “Literature”.
[Bloch] catalogues the responses in her body, all the while trying to find a language that is corporeal, embodied, that is, literally of the body: a sign that she is fertile.
Brar’s book marks an important step in understanding the value of this music and how it allowed these black electronic musicians, DJ’s and MC’s to prosper against all the odds.
Koestenbaum’s THE CHEERFUL SCAPEGOAT overturns the classical idea of the fable as containing a moral; his prose is amoral, and delights in playing with the language, destabilizing meaning, or common sense.