Rag: Stories

Author:   Maryse Meijer
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
ISBN:  

9780374246235


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Maryse Meijer
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 18.90cm
Weight:   0.114kg
ISBN:  

9780374246235


ISBN 10:   0374246238
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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An unsettling glimpse into the seething underworld of toxic masculinity . . . Like Samantha Hunt and Carmen Maria Machado, Meijer wields strangeness to amplify the emotional realities of her narrators . . . Meijer's stories are an indictment of the indignities women--and other men--face every day as they dodge or appease the dangerous impulses and appetites of misogyny. A rich, beautiful, and utterly terrifying book. --Kirkus (starred) These stories are extremely good. I could reference masters of the particular as far flung as Thomas Bernhard or Lucia Berlin, but the resonance of Maryse Meijer's ultra-precise prose is too unique. Rag is truly something else. --Dennis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm Maryse Meijer is a fearless writer. In these wild and inventive stories, Meijer brilliantly channels the most unsettled corners of the human heart. Rag is a glittering nightmare, a wilderness aflame with violence and desire, a harrowing and profound collection. --Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel Maryse Meijer is a master of the dark arts, transforming moments of everyday dysphoria into evocative sculptures of loss, aching and oozing with life. In her hands, existence becomes a thing to be felt anew: visceral, fleshly, and almost unbearably human. These stories will shake you. --Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine


Maryse Meijer's stories reside in that place where psychological realism begins to transform into something that resembles horror. She has a fantastic sense for the visceral and the disquieting, and for unexpected literary juxtapositions. This latest collection offers readers another opportunity to be memorably disoriented. --Vol. 1 Brooklyn In Meijer's outstanding and disturbing second collection, her fragmented writing style produces an intense and distilled view of isolated moments--or, conversely, makes the outrageous or aberrant seem ordinary . . . Though reminiscent of Mary Gaitskill, Jean Rhys, and Muriel Spark, these 14 stories bear a powerful style that is Meijer's own. --Publishers Weekly (starred) An unsettling glimpse into the seething underworld of toxic masculinity . . . Like Samantha Hunt and Carmen Maria Machado, Meijer wields strangeness to amplify the emotional realities of her narrators . . . Meijer's stories are an indictment of the indignities women--and other men--face every day as they dodge or appease the dangerous impulses and appetites of misogyny. A rich, beautiful, and utterly terrifying book. --Kirkus (starred) These stories are extremely good. I could reference masters of the particular as far flung as Thomas Bernhard or Lucia Berlin, but the resonance of Maryse Meijer's ultra-precise prose is too unique. Rag is truly something else. --Dennis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm Maryse Meijer is a fearless writer. In these wild and inventive stories, Meijer brilliantly channels the most unsettled corners of the human heart. Rag is a glittering nightmare, a wilderness aflame with violence and desire, a harrowing and profound collection. --Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel Maryse Meijer is a master of the dark arts, transforming moments of everyday dysphoria into evocative sculptures of loss, aching and oozing with life. In her hands, existence becomes a thing to be felt anew: visceral, fleshly, and almost unbearably human. These stories will shake you. --Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine


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Maryse Meijer is the author of the story collection Heartbreaker (FSG, 2016), which was one of Electric Literature's 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016. Her work has appeared in Meridian, Portland Review, Washington Square Review, Indiana Review, and actual paper. She lives in Chicago.

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