Amor and Psycho: Stories by Carolyn Cooke

By Carolyn Cooke

From the writer of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come 11 tales approximately intercourse and demise, violence and hope, love and insanity, set in an enormous American panorama that levels from the most important inner most place of dwelling in long island to the plush rain forests and marijuana farms of Northern California.

In “Francis Bacon,” an aspiring author learns crucial classes from an getting older pornographer. In “The Snake,” a stressed Jungian analyst sheds one life after one other. In “The Boundary,” a muralist falls in love with a afflicted boy from the rez. within the surreal “She Bites,” a guy builds an architecturally amazing doghouse as his spouse slowly transforms. And within the transcendent, three-part identify tale, most sensible buddies face their unusual fates, associated through a choice to wrest that means and coherence from lives spiraling uncontrolled.

At as soon as philosophical and compulsively readable, Amor and Psycho dives into our darkest areas, confronting the absurdity, poetry and brutality of human lifestyles.

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Indeed I’ve a certain dislike to either, they seem to have so little to do with our love & our union. They are things what every common sweethearts use whether they love really or not. 54 Nor was romantic gift exchange something confined to twentiethcentury people living in an age of mass consumption. Love tokens such as engraved coins, gloves, love spoons, and true-love hearts have long been exchanged by ordinary people. Indeed Bamford described receiving an early nineteenth-century Valentine that would put twenty-first century versions to shame.

38 This book therefore tells its story not through the cultural interventions of philosophers and artists but through a series of intimate stories located within everyday life. As we will see, ordinary people were surprisingly forthcoming on the subject of their intimate lives when asked directly about them. Their stories draw attention to the ways in which historical moment, gender, status, material circumstance, and generation shaped understandings of love. They also help us dissect the relationship between experience, subjectivity, and cultural representation in a rapidly changing world.

I grew up in an age and in an extended family where a marriage really was for life,’ confided a Mass-Observer born in 1930. ‘To me that meant being very careful not to have to end up having to marry the wrong girl. ’4 The authentication of love demanded consideration of its relationship to both passion and pragmatism.

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