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Other Girls to Burn

Other Girls to Burn

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Other Girls to Burn is a collection of essays that explores the relationship between women and violence within such contexts as the 2014 Isla Vista shooting, early Christian virgin martyrs (discussed in relation with modern true crime stories), mixed martial arts, and rape culture. Formally inventive and lyric leaning, these essays shift between cultural criticism and personal essay and cohere around a central motif of female mystics. With them, Caroline Crew asks, What does it mean for women to be complicit in the violence of the patriarchy? How do women navigate risk as well as revel in thrill? What does it mean to both fear and perpetuate violence?

The essays explore disparate cultural touch points, such as contemporary feminism, race, hagiography, the Salem witch trials, dementia, fairy tales, Eurydice, indie music, gender performance, Anne Boleyn, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, family dysfunction, and vaginismus, to name a few. Together, this collection is in conversation with contemporary nonfiction writers such as Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, and Anne Boyer.

Author: Caroline Crew
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Published: 10/01/2021
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.40h x 8.10w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780820360430

About the Author
CAROLINE CREW is the author of the poetry collection Pink Museum as well as several chapbooks. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and many other publications. Crew currently serves as the creative nonfiction editor of the New South Journal. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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