John Irving’s In One Person is Brave and Brilliant.

It takes courage today to write a novel with a first person narrator who is bisexual.  In this politically correct age, there is bound to be a pitfall, a mistake, an offense made–perhaps unintentionally.  It is remarkable that John Irving manages to navigate this tricky territory in his new novel, In One Person.  But clearly […]

Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? is Intellectual and Entertaining.

Alison Bechdel’s new graphic novel Are You My Mother? is very different from her first, Fun Home. Are You My Mother? isn’t as much an examination of her mother’s life as it is an exploration of the nature of motherhood itself. It is a journey through the writings of Virginia Woolf, Donald Winnicott, Carl Jung, […]