The Mare

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“I looked down and saw the man stop against the wall, like he was trying to get the strength to breathe.” Mary Gaitskill reads from her novel The Mare (Pantheon Books, 2015) at the 2015 New York State Summer Writers Institute. Her first essay collection, Somebody With a Little Hammer (Pantheon Books, 2017), is featured in Page One in the May/June 2017 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Mary Gaitskill

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"A written story can inhabit an individual vision far more intensely and deeply than film is able to do." Mary Gaitskill, whose new novel, The Mare (Pantheon Books, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks about the powerful worlds that can be built by great literature.

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Lost Cat

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"It's hard to protect a person you love from pain, because people often choose pain. I am a person who often chooses pain. An animal will never choose pain." Mary Gaitskill, whose new novel, The Mare (Pantheon Books, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, reads from her personal essay "Lost Cat" (Granta, 2009) at Baruch College.

The Devil's Treasure by Mary Gaitskill

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In this video for Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Luca Dipierro animates and scores a sentence from "The Devil's Treasure" by Mary Gaitskill. The sentence: "Meanwhile, women came flying at him, loving him, swarming like hornets, beautiful with love, drunk with love, near-crazy with love, sick with it, buzzing all around him, looking for the beautiful soul the sensed unerringly."

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