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EBOOK º ì Carole Maso R which she stood trialDefiance pulls us into the world of a lonely defiant brilliant woman a misfit child a girl genius who left the working class Irish Catholic world of Fall River Massachusetts a stone's throw away from Cambridge who entered the halls of academic privilege at the age o Lyrical brutal and kaleidoscopic a maximal life study through repetition and pressure fragmentation Written at the end of the 90s Maso's death row told story of a Harvard professor who seduces and murders two of her students and for what reason? could be seen as a response and corrective to a decade of cultural fetishization of mostly male serial killers Whatever most other accounts were up to this is an entirely different beastas harsh and desperate as beautiful collage composition approach creating strange echoes and complicities or turning to total fugue state and pursuing broad cultural assessments This my first brush with Maso but she's an unsung wonder besides being sung by Coover and many others on the back jacket so those in the know have clearly been knowing all along

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DOC Á READER Defiance FREE ¾ CAROLE MASO ↠ Bernadette O'Brien child prodigyprofessor of physics at Harvardsentenced to die in the electric chair for the shocking murder of two male students In her journal her death book as she calls it Bernadette takes a dark look back at the unfolding events that led to the extraordinary crime F 12 and stayed to rise within its ranksIn the incandescent erotically charged prose for which she is known Maso probes the depths of a female psyche inextricably embedded in a uniuely American matrix of sexuality violence and the clash of class difference as no writer before her has done The delicious arrogance of the proseany legitimate review would be one's magnum opus

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DefianceBernadette O'Brien child prodigyprofessor of physics at Harvardsentenced to die in the electric chair for the shocking murder of two male students In her journal her death book as she calls it Bernadette takes a dark look back at the unfolding events that led to the extraordinary crime fo I don't normally read poetry butI don't normally read plays butI normally prefer plot driven novels butBut what? What are you expecting from this book anyway? Defenestrate your expectations cast them into the fire Strap them into an electric chair I defy you to give Maso a try Slip into her prose lush and loamy only to come up for air when the weight of desolation has you gasping for breathBefore reaching the halfway point I ran out to the used bookstore to snatch up two of her books before they disappeared from the shelves Oh how hopeful that fear Maso is so little read that I should've been happier to discover that her gems had fallen into the hands of another readerTinged with melancholia frenzied accretion of scenes from a wretched childhood Book of the Dead that stands in for the would be love letter written by one nigh incapable of love Words of other writers Shakespeare and TS Eliot and who knows else sounding bells of recognition Yet so unlike anything I have ever readStretch a bloody veil of feminism and social justice overtop this bubbling brew and breathe in the heady fumes of this dark place borne of poverty I know I am condemned to death in part for the crime of being unable to bear children I know Bloody placenta I pull around me and crawl in and assume that old position I haven't been this in love with words in awhile