Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mary Gaitskill's Father: A Perfect Response

here's an excerpt from the march/april issue of poets & writers ... it's an article about the author, mary gaitskill ...

The effusive dedication to Gaitskill's parents in Two Girls, Fat and Thin was "my crude attempt to let people know this was not about my parents," she says. It wasn't entirely effective. "Some idiot reporter called my dad in Kentucky and asked how he felt about his daughter publishing a novel about father-daughter rape and incest." She imitates, with clear affection, her father's bellowed response, "Do you think Edgar Rice Burroughs was raised by apes?"

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