Download e-book for kindle: The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman: Stories by Courtney E. Morgan

By Courtney E. Morgan

The nineteen tales in The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman music the splintered trajectory of the identify personality, tracing a chicken-scratch line of psychosexual improvement from adolescence to outdated age.

In surprising and occasionally extraordinary narrative turns, the tales in Courtney E. Morgan’s The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman traverse the gamut of female/human event, either grounded actually and within the irreal. schoolgirls culminate their sexual exploration in a surreal act of cannibalism. A sister molds her lifeless brother’s physique right into a fowl. a lady provides start to balls of cord and fur (among different things). A intercourse employee engages a model of herself in a brothel of prostituted physique parts.

 

Morgan tears aside a bunch of archetypes and tropes of femininity—dismembering them, skinning them, after which draping them one after the other over her characters like fur coats—revealing them as ill-fitting, occasionally comedic, occasionally gigantic, and continuously inadequate, mask. besides those skins of the cultural “feminine,” the gathering attempts on an array of genres—dissecting, mutating, and breeding them together—from fairy story to horror, surrealism to confessional (non)fiction, and erotica to (un)creation myth.

 

The booklet weaves round questions of sexuality, id, and subjectivity. Mutability, instability, and liminality are foregrounded, either in content material and shape, personality and language—blurring the traces among delivery and demise, dying and intercourse, tugging on the transitional areas of formative years and gestation. whilst its therapy is essentialized, gender is muddied and obscured. Morgan exhibits off her linguistic diversity during this assortment, from sharp-as-nails prose to lyrical moments of poetic reach—probing the extremes of the human via either narrative line and language itself.

Show description

By Courtney E. Morgan

The nineteen tales in The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman music the splintered trajectory of the identify personality, tracing a chicken-scratch line of psychosexual improvement from adolescence to outdated age.

In surprising and occasionally extraordinary narrative turns, the tales in Courtney E. Morgan’s The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman traverse the gamut of female/human event, either grounded actually and within the irreal. schoolgirls culminate their sexual exploration in a surreal act of cannibalism. A sister molds her lifeless brother’s physique right into a fowl. a lady provides start to balls of cord and fur (among different things). A intercourse employee engages a model of herself in a brothel of prostituted physique parts.

 

Morgan tears aside a bunch of archetypes and tropes of femininity—dismembering them, skinning them, after which draping them one after the other over her characters like fur coats—revealing them as ill-fitting, occasionally comedic, occasionally gigantic, and continuously inadequate, mask. besides those skins of the cultural “feminine,” the gathering attempts on an array of genres—dissecting, mutating, and breeding them together—from fairy story to horror, surrealism to confessional (non)fiction, and erotica to (un)creation myth.

 

The booklet weaves round questions of sexuality, id, and subjectivity. Mutability, instability, and liminality are foregrounded, either in content material and shape, personality and language—blurring the traces among delivery and demise, dying and intercourse, tugging on the transitional areas of formative years and gestation. whilst its therapy is essentialized, gender is muddied and obscured. Morgan exhibits off her linguistic diversity during this assortment, from sharp-as-nails prose to lyrical moments of poetic reach—probing the extremes of the human via either narrative line and language itself.

Show description

Read or Download The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman: Stories PDF

Similar u.s. short stories books

New PDF release: The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the

This materialist learn of the fast story’s improvement in 3 assorted magazines finds how, on the sunrise of modernism, advertisement pressures triggered modernist formal innovation in well known magazines, when anti-commercial opacity ironically shaped the foundation of a good business plan that appealed to elitism.

New PDF release: Tales From Toadsuck Texas

Humor and minutiae writer invoice Cannon came across there fairly used to be a Toadsuck, Texas, and he has gathered a chain of delightfully humorous tales approximately parents he imagined may have lived in a city with any such comical name.

Silvia G. Dapía's Jorge Luis Borges, Post-Analytic Philosophy, and PDF

Making a major contribution to experiences in Literature and Philosophy, this ebook reads Jorge Luis Borges philosophically, fairly in connection with his use of illustration and truth. instead of trying to subordinate Borges to a collection of philosophical constructs, to lessen Borges’ texts to mere exemplifications or illustrations of philosophical theories, the booklet makes use of Borges’s brief tales to illustrate how philosophical questions on the topic of illustration boost out of literature and truly function precursors to many of the traces of post-analytic philosophy that later built within the usa.

Read e-book online Comparative North American Studies: Transnational Approaches PDF

Merging chosen methods to Comparative North American stories with specific textual analyses, this ebook reviews works of writers as different as Ernest Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, and Margaret Atwood. issues contain comparative techniques to the North American modernist brief tale, narratives of the Canada-US border, and North American reports of Atwood's novels.

Additional info for The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman: Stories

Example text

Download PDF sample

The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman: Stories by Courtney E. Morgan


by David
4.0

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 17 votes