Katie Farris

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Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls, (Marick Press, 2011), a hybrid form text. The book has been lauded as “truly innovative,” (Prague Post), “a tour de force” (Robert Coover), and “a book with gigantic scope. At some points it reads like the book of Genesis; at others, like a dream-turned-nightmare. From the opening lines the author grabs you by the throat.” (Louisville Courier-Journal).

Katie Farris’s poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Western Humanities Review, Verse, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Gulf Coast, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Farris is also the co-translator of several books from the Russian, French, and Chinese. Her co-translation of Polina Barsko
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Average rating: 4.14 · 78 ratings · 13 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
boysgirls

4.15 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Clockwork by Philip Pullman
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The Victim by Saul Bellow
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Gorgeous, restrained prose. Compulsively self-reflective narrator.

Reminds me of Malamud. A lot. Bellow is better.
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Victorine by Maude Hutchins
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In the grand scheme of things, this probably shouldn't earn five stars. Except I love it unreservedly, so 5 it is. NYRB did good to pick this one as a forgotten classic: Hutchins's Victorine deserves a place among the great adolescent voluptuaries of ...more
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The Sibyl by Pär Lagerkvist
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I can't help but feel that so much of the lyricism of this book was lost in translation. You can feel it around the corner, but much of the language feels flat. That being said, crazy ecstatic oracle carnally loving a goat god? Sign me up.
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Theatre of Incest by Alain Arias-Misson
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I remember reading once that Harry Houdini was "one of the last great mother-lovers," a line that recurrs over and over in my writing. This book deals with the same issue, with the inclusion of daughter-love and sister-love. Beautifully and eroticall ...more
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Cronopios and Famas by Julio Cortázar
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Elementals by A.S. Byatt
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I love Byatt's short stories: I love the mix of reality and the fantastic, particularly how she treats both equally with a kind of tweedy English get-to-it-iveness that demystifies the mystical without it losing any of its lovely sheen. The Djinn in ...more
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The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant
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Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
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