@oursharedshelf#oursharedself. I read this book by Eimear McBride whilst in Goa for Christmas. Once finished I passed it on to an India woman I meet who studied English Lit at Uni (although not English and not an easy read grammatically). This beautiful, almost poetic, piece of Irish fiction is deliciously captivating. @averz8312 if you haven't already, digest this beauty x
"A day or two after my love pronouncement, now feral with vulnerability, I sent you a passage from Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes in which Barthes describes the subject who utters the phrase "I love you" is like the "Argonaut renewing his ship during it's voyage without changing it's name." Just as the Argo's parts may be replaced over time but the boat is still called the Argo, whenever the lover utters the phrase "I love you," it's meaning must be renewed by each use, as "the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections will be forever new." I thought the passage was romantic. You read it as a possible retraction. In retrospect, I guess it was both." #maggienelson#theargonauts#queer#poet#bookstagram#oursharedself#quotes#goodreads#feminism#bookworm#instabook#gender#love
'Why do you want to go to sea?' 'Because they told me they wouldn't let any woman in their union. They suggested that the union certainly would not accept a Negro woman. I told them 'you want a bet?' I will put my foot in their door up to my hip until every woman can in that union, and can get aboard a ship and go to sea' -Vivian Baxter Johnson. (Maya Angelou's mother). A beautiful book about the bond between mother and daughter.
Have just joined @oursharedshelf bookclub. This month it was this beautiful book by Maya Angelou. Mom and Me and Mom. #mayaangelou#momandmeandmom#oursharedself#goodreads#bookclub#feministbookclub#books#reading#women#motherdaughter
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