In this episode she talks about reading and writing, about clarity and fear, about menopause and the freedom of invisibility, and about being in the margins. And of course about dogs.
Published: 26. October 2020
When I read Mary Ruefle, I often ask myself: How does she do that?
Her language is a language of solitude and wonder, beauty and wisdom. She is also very funny. Through complex layers of history and culture, she explores the ambiguities of identity, art, memory, desire, grief and death.
Ruefle is the kind of writer I e-mail my friends about. Hey, have you read this? It might not make you feel better, but it will make you feel better. Like her essay Pause, for instance the best thing ever written about Menopause, or her essay about Fear.
When fear increases, it is a sign that people are increasingly distressed and out of control. And that's what we have now! We have a globally out-of-control situation.
— Mary Ruefle, author
Ruefle takes her readers by the hand, we have no idea where we’re headed, but together we’ll explore the world we live in, and the bodies we inhabit.
In this episode, Ruefle talks about reading and writing, about clarity and fear, about aging and the freedom of invisibility, about erasure and time, about being in the margins – and, of course about the love of dogs.
Speaking of dogs – I caught my puppy eating Mary Ruefle's book “My Private Property”. “That dog just has so much literature to digest”, Mary said when I mentioned it to her.
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