(This iconic Coppertone baby moment as performed by my puppy and toddler makes a cameo appearance in my homage to auto fiction.)
I'm so excited & flattered that "My Own Struggle"-- my humorous homage to#Autofiction & #KarlOveKnausgaard--is up at both Easy Street Magazine & Lascaux Review today: http://www.easystreetmag.com/an-exercise-in-autofiction/
Thank you Stephen Parrish for choosing the perfect artwork to go with--Edvard Munch's "Weeping Nude". Incidentally, that's really how I look in the morning, actually. Sheesh, I need a haircut.
I had a lot of fun writing this one, and of course the original idea was all my fabulous editor's Camille Griep's, who suggested I channel my endless griping about the weather this winter into something a little more creative/ constructive. Funnily enough, I actually had Knausgaard on my mind today anyway, as 1. the second part of his NYT travel essay is up at last, here:http://www.nytimes.com/…/karl-ove-knausgaards-passage-throu… and 2. I take my daughter to Song & Story hour every Tuesday, and, yeah, it's not fun, but at least now I giggle to myself every time, imagining that surly Norwegian taking his daughter to do the same, miserably clapping his hands, stomping his feet, rattling a baby rattle in a mini-parade-- an incident he basically compared to suffering the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition.
Well, I'll stop there. You can read the essay for more of my thoughts on the phenomenon that is Autofiction and Knausgaard.
And if you do, please let me know what your thoughts are!