Chelsea Girls (Paperback)Mx Eileen Myles (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
[Myles's] very presence in the world is a form of activism, but the work, when studied with care, is also political in the sense that it gives evidence of one of the richest and most conflicted human hearts you're likely to find * New York Review of Books *
Unsettled in the best sense: restless, disturbing, changeable... Myles is exemplary for more and more young writers precisely because she has gone her own way. -- Ben Lerner * Paris Review *
One of the richest and most conflicted human hearts you're likely to find -- Dan Chiasson * New York Review of Books *
Reading Myles is nothing if not a physical experience, the one-two promise of a heartbeat that goes, I'm alive. I'm alive. * Electric Literature *
[This book], on all accounts, redefined the queer novel. * Wonderland *
Chelsea Girls offers poetry, sex, Catholicism, drugs, class and sexuality. This new reprint of Myles's hard-talking, lyrical autobiographical novel, about a female writer figuring things out in the 1960s, is the missing data for anyone who has read only the male American beat writers. -- Deborah Levy * New Statesman *
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