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Somebody with a little hammer

Mary Gaitskill

Somebody with a little hammer

essays

by Mary Gaitskill

  • 169 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMary Gaitskill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.A36 A6 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 272 pages
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27232315M
ISBN 100307378225
ISBN 109780307378224
LC Control Number2016031697
OCLC/WorldCa992801757, 953597786

An uneven collection of essays, criticism and reviews, Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer is as frustrating as it is inspiring. Despite a handful of standout, excellent pieces, much of the work collected here feels unnecessary and unnecessarily reactionary. Somebody with a Little Hammer makes the case for Gaitskill's centrality as a writer and burns off dodgy concepts that have stuck to her work. If you have not yet worked through a thought with Gaitskill, Somebody is a primer. It makes entirely clear how seriously she takes the idea of fairness, in life and in fiction, and how averse she is to even the lightest thumb on the scale.

  Six new paperbacks to check out this week. SOMEBODY WITH A LITTLE HAMMER: Essays, by Mary Gaitskill. (Vintage, $) In her first collection of Author: Joumana Khatib. Somebody With A Little Hammer Essays (Book): Gaitskill, Mary: "Engaging, unusual essays written over the last two decades, on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal--from the explosive date rape debates of the '90s to the ubiquitous political adultery of the '00s, from Anton Chekhov to Celine Dion. Here is Mary Gaitskill the essayist: witty, direct, penetrating to the core of each.

  Somebody with a Little Hammer makes the case for Gaitskill's centrality as a writer and burns off dodgy concepts that have stuck to her work. If you have not yet worked through a thought with Gaitskill, Somebody is a primer. It makes entirely clear how seriously she takes the idea of fairness, in life and in fiction, and how averse she is to even the lightest thumb on the scale 3/4(10).   1) To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. 2) If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail. 3) Give a young boy a hammer, and he will treat everything as a nail. This saying is often attributed to Mark Twain, but I have been unable to .


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