|Published: Nov 2010|
“My English professor’s ass was so beautiful. It was perfect and full as she stood at the board writing some important word.” And so began Inferno by Eileen Myles. The aforementioned opening, an instant favorite, grabbed me and never let go. Inferno claims to be a poet’s novel, also known as a Künstlerroman, but it felt more like a dishy memoir. It’s raw, compelling and highly quotable. Myles manages to pull off the ultimate memoir-novel in true, uncompromising, rock star fashion.
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