READ PDF ✓ Bogeywoman - by Jaimy Gordon #2020

  • Title: Bogeywoman
  • Author: Jaimy Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780307946898
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback

  • Bogeywoman By Jaimy Gordon Ursie Koderer knows herself to be a monster doomed to be different from other girls very different When she s discovered cutting herself at camp, she goes AWOL, and lands in a Balti psychiatric hospital Ursie, now known as the Bogeywoman, joins up with the other misfits on the adolescent ward They start a bughouse rock group, steal a nitrous oxide machine As a mUrsie Koderer knows herself to be a monster doomed to be different from other girls very different When she s discovered cutting herself at camp, she goes AWOL, and lands in a Balti psychiatric hospital Ursie, now known as the Bogeywoman, joins up with the other misfits on the adolescent ward They start a bughouse rock group, steal a nitrous oxide machine As a mental patient Ursie is a success But then she s implicated in the accidental burning of a friend Locked away, the Bogeywoman meets the beautiful, mysterious Doctor Zuk, a woman psychiatrist from somewhere east of the Urals Their affair is the main event in this gorgeous novel of love, crime, liberation, and flight to something like a new world.
    Jaimy Gordon
    Jaimy Gordon s third novel, Bogeywoman was on the Los Angeles Times list of Best Books for 2000 Her second novel, She Drove Without Stopping, brought her an Academy Institute Award for her fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gordon s short story, A Night s Work, which shares a number of characters with Lord of Misrule, appeared in Best American Short Stories 1995 She is also the author of a novella, Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue, and the fantasy classic novel Shamp of the City Solo Gordon teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and in the Prague Summer Program for Writers.

    Bogeywoman By Jaimy Gordon


    Jaimy Gordon lifted literary hearts all over these States when, after decades of inexplicable obscurity, she captured the 2010 Nat l Book Award with her small press novel LORD OF MISRULE That title s indeed sexy scary , but here on GR I ll single out her previous full length narrative, BOGEYWOMAN A prolonged sensuous growl out of teenaged Ursie bearlike, yes , the novel suffered cruel neglect when it appeared in 99, yet though much of the book concerns Ursie s sojourn in the bughouse a private a [...]

    this is a crazy, rollicking, fantastic, wild ride of a book into the life of young ursie koderer, a totally sane, if a little zany Unbeknownst To Everyone where stands for, in Ursie s own words, lesbo who, upon discovering that she is indeed attracted to girls rather than boys, goes a little crazy and is therefore carted off from summer camp directly into the loony bin except, truly, she doesn t go crazy at all the reasons why ursie ends up in the bughouse are, as is often the case, completely s [...]

    Chuck LoPresti
    A unique and singular voice in literature, Jamey Gordon writes in a style that might be best described as experimental yet approachable I read Shamp Of The City Solo a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience To me, her writing works like great music in that it balances a unique tone with an effective use of style that creates a rhythm of expression that resonates with increasing effectiveness with repeated annunciation When you start reading Shamp or Bogeywoman you will learn some new te [...]

    This is the sort of book that one can nod and say aha, aha, interesting without actually falling for it Essentially a gay girl interrupted.g of age story coming out story set in a loony bin The book is a twofer, it can technically be read as a linear traditional story, possibly even a love story or it can be read as an experimental language exercise The author, and subsequently her protagonists, are wild and wily wordsmiths, cunning linguists just can t resist a terrible pun , crafty sentence as [...]

    exuberant, and, at times, exhausting lesbian coming of age novel The language just bursts out of the book as the teenage heroine has a lexicon all of her own men for example are fuddies with frog dangly bits The mental institution where she ends up is The Bug House, God becomes Godzilla as in for Godzilla s sake , girls are girlgoyles etc The characters are strong, particularly her fellow inmates the see through Princess who barely eats and the beardy doctors dreambox mechanics and especially th [...]

    Looooooooved this book when I read it a half dozen years ago, and I m so excited to read it again Obvs starting out the year with a manic beautiful lesbian teenage madhouse drama will mean nothing but good things for 2012, right Ooo, and here s a really great interview with Jaimy another Goodreader led me to that you can read in the meantime while you re hunting for a copy of this woefully underappreciated book.

    Melanie Page
    Gordon became a bestselling author when her book Lord of Misrule won the 2010 National Book Award Bogeywoman, despite being on the Los Angeles Times list of best books in 2000, is virtually unknown, and a simple Google search shows there is almost no information about it I sent an e mail to the author recently to see if she ll agree to do an interview, but in the meantime I m really proud to be able to share this review of my favorite book with you and add a little to the conversation about this [...]

    Thomas Moore
    Jaimy Gordon is the winner of the National Book Award for her novel Lord of Misrule Her writing style is difficult and characters, while interesting and eccentric, are a little too much This book is about Ursie, The Bogeywoman, who is committed for cutting herself following a botched attempt to express her feelings for another girl She joins a band of misfits and does her best to avoid being treated by the doctors until she becomes infatuated with visiting Doctor, Dr Zook Probably the most disap [...]

    I was browsing the general fiction section of a book fair earlier this year, and the title of this book caught my eye As I was reading the back I realized I was holding a book about a lesbian angel chorus I love it when that happens Thanks, book gaydar This was an odd and interesting story written with a unique voice, which I had to pay close attention to, or else I would get quite lost The back cover made this book sound as if it was some sort of epic star crossed love story, but it didn t real [...]

    More of a 3.5 She s a got a unique admirable writing style, and creates a dreamlike world for her characters Quite reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye But she intentionally made the characters difficult to empathize with, and the ending was disappointing, reeking with a d then she woke up approach It was a quick read.

    Erin O'Riordan
    I don t remember precisely when I read this novel, but I do recall that it was quite bold and that I enjoyed it very much Having had little other exposure to lesbian literature at the time, I appreciated that this book broached the theme.

    Review is up OBSESSED with the language in this one OBSESSED.

    Lauren Lindley
    Not the way I wanted to kick start my 2016 reading list Meh.

    I only got about 1 4 of the way through this book While i was able to follow the gist of the story, the language and writing style was hard to follow I did not enjoy this at all.

    classic lesbian literature

    Janet Gardner
    Strange, but compelling I m glad I read it, but I m not exactly ready to recommend it to my friends

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