Books Acquired Recently

Abdelmahmoud, Elamin. Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces. New York: Ballantine Books, 2022.

I read about this book in an article in Poets & Writers and was intrigued by its subtitle. I’ve been struggling with the form of my own memoir (Is it essays? Is it a single narrative?), so I decided to buy Abdelmahmoud’s to see if I could learn anything from its form.

Snediker, Michael D. Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021.

A friend of mine gave me this book after she found out that I am interested in queer disability studies. The blurb says that the book “Juxtapos[es] close readings […] with candid autobiographical accounts,” a hybrid form that my work also engages in.

Vallese, Joe, ed. It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror. New York: Feminist Press, 2022.

I know the editor of this anthology, and my pre-ordered copy just arrived!

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