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Guillotine Series #1: Violence

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An expansion of Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch's conversation on women, writing, and violence, which originally appeared online at Smart, funny, fearless, and life-changing, this dialogue covers hope, Freud, castration, knitting, and a wide variety of bodily functions.

From the introduction by Vanessa Veselka:
"All conversations are preceded by
chapbook, 32 pages
Published 2012 by The Rejectionist
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Apr 06, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
On not only violence, but crying, scatology, Bridesmaids, castration, pressure narratives of redemption and is a THRILL to watch these two writers at play, tackling such broadranging material with wisdom, wit, and mutual love and respect.
Apr 08, 2014 Vicky rated it it was amazing
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I "borrowed" this from Jim a while ago, read it, totally loved it, and secretly I am going to KEEP it (Jim, I will trade you another chapbook for it, yeah? lol). In fact it is with me right now, in my backpack, a powerful conversation. Haven't read anything by V.V. yet but I love L.Y.
Feb 19, 2014 Rae rated it it was amazing
Desire IS a better place than hope. And this is the kind of made thing that makes most other made things seem small. A brilliant first offering in the Guillotine series: "erratically published chapbooks focused on revolutionary nonfiction."
Oct 24, 2012 Laurel rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, insightful, infuriating, and challenging - I'll be thinking about this one for a long time and re-reading it many times. A must for anyone interested in reading and writing, particularly if you're interested or concerned about depictions of women in fiction.
Feb 18, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing
this is a hand bound book that contains two women qualified to discuss the topic of Violence as it pertains to women. I absolutely cherish it, and bonus that the author's other works already rest against one another on my bookshelf.
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Dec 24, 2012 Erin Lyndal rated it it was amazing
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A little book which contains an intensely thought-provoking discussion about gender and narrative, as discussed by two of today's most brilliant writers.
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Vanessa Veselka is a writer and musician living in Portland, Oregon. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, an expatriate, an independent record label owner, a train-hopper, a waitress, and a mother. Her work has appeared in Bust, Bitch, Maxmum Rock ’n’ Roll, Yeti Magazine and Tin House. Zazen is her first novel.

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