Dubravka Ugresic on the Internets
Over the past week or so, Dubravka’s book (Nobody’s Home) has been making its way around the internet, garnering some really nice praise along the way.
First off, it received a great review (4 out of 5) by Gwen Dawson at the always excellent Literary License.
And then yesterday, Douglas Rushkoff (whose upcoming book Life Incorporated sounds incredible—check out this post for a pre-glimpse, with more specific info found here) referenced NH in a post on BoingBoing about Great Books by Women:
this collection of essays puts her on par with Zizek or Baudrillard for observation and critique – and maybe a cut above for courage to speak the truth. There’s something decidedly female about this writing as well, which exposes a bit of the bias of the rest of post-modernism.
Also interesting about his post is the opening:
If I were ever invited to join a secret cabal of culturally wise writers – the kind of club where you’d find Erik Davis, Douglas Wolk, Jonathan Lethem, or Luc Sante all sipping absinthe while deconstructing reruns of Man From Uncle – I imagine it would also host the kinds of women who are writing the books that have ended up in my mailbox this month.
That’s totally the sort of club I’d love to join . . .