The Resource This is pleasure, Mary Gaitskill

This is pleasure, Mary Gaitskill

Label
This is pleasure
Title
This is pleasure
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful short fiction, Mary Gaitskill--whose searing honesty about gender relations has been legendary since the appearance of Bad Behavior in the 1980s--considers our moment through the lens of a particular #metoo incident. The effervescent and well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has long been one of Margot's best friends. When several women in his field accuse him of inappropriate touching and remarks, Gaitskill builds the account of his undoing through Quin and Margot's alternating voices, allowing readers to experience Quin as a whole person--one whose behavior toward women could be hurtful and presumptuous on the one hand, and keenly supportive on the other. Margot, an older woman who alternately despairs of and sympathizes with the positions of the younger women involved in Quin's case, is the thrumming engine of this remarkable piece of truthtelling. As Gaitskill has said, fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject, which she sees as subtly colored in shades of gray, rather than the black and white of our current conversations. Her compliment to her characters--and to her readers--is that they are unvarnished and real; her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don't always admire them, is a beacon of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaitskill, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Book editors
  • Sexual harassment
  • FICTION / Friendship
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
This is pleasure, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker (newyorker.com) on July 8, 2019" -- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1111638488
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781524749132
Lccn
2019033727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1111638488
  • (OCoLC)1111638488
Label
This is pleasure, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker (newyorker.com) on July 8, 2019" -- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1111638488
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781524749132
Lccn
2019033727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1111638488
  • (OCoLC)1111638488

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