oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
oracne

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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