Creative writhing by Danish-Norwegian literary critic Susanne Christensen
Sunday, August 29, 2010
When I was a teenager, I was always angry - angry at Hamsun for idolizing women, angry at Tolstoj for killing Anna Karenina, angry at Strindberg in general, really angry with Beckett’s Dream of Fair to Middling Women, angry at Beach Boys (’California Girls’), angry at heavy metal, rap and philosophy - everything that I found macho and exclusive. I was angry because I was implicated in the gaze of men on women, at the same time as being one. I didn’t want to be looked at. I wanted to write ---------- her & her.