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This one has some amusing snark.

I, too, am sick of reading articles about 50 Shades of Grey, but this article has some pretty funny snark in it and also some riotously purple prose.

A sample:
"The prose—ah, the prose. Like Shirley Conran’s Lace rewritten by a smartphone. “You beguile me, Christian. Completely overwhelm me. I feel like Icarus flying too close to the sun.” Or: “I’ll agree to the fisting, but I’d really like to claim your ass, Anastasia.” (That might be a better title for the book, actually: Your Ass, Anastasia.) But this is not the point. The point is that in Ana’s attempt to make a man out of Christian Grey, to summon him fully into her sexual-­emotional presence, to soften (with love!) the beady eye of domination and surveillance, we rejoin the struggle against modernity to which all the great sexologists of 20th-­century literature—Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, D. H. Lawrence himself—were committed."

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birdhousefrog
Sep. 20th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but reading that quote, I'm at a loss to guess what he was agreeing to fist. Must be clearer in context, but fisting usually implies ownership of whatever is being fisted...

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lnhammer
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Your Ass, Anastasia would also be a good name for a punk band.

---L.
pointoforigin
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I am tragedized by the discovery that this notorious novel has coopted Thomas Tallis's 40-part masterpiece motet. I first heard it in high school, with my best friend, and we were so moved we flopped on her mother's couch in ecstasy with the pillows over our faces. Waah! That's my music, dammit! Stoopid Mr. Grey cannot have it as a soundtrack for his spankathon!
oracne
Sep. 23rd, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
We performed that piece a few years ago. It has 12 voice parts. I think it was 12. There might have been further divisions at points, can't remember.
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