On Interiors (Field Notes #6) (Paperback)

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A wide ranging, intensely personal essay covering everything from open plan architecture and nineteenth=century decor crazes to invisible illness, childhood hardship, and the "original home" of the female body, On Interiors is an alternately swashbuckling and deeply felt ode to the places we call home. In something like a controlled careen, Silcoff coasts from the "obscene drama" of her own "always dying" body to the blandness of Millennial design, from the joy of post-divorce middle aged sex, to the "orgasmic maximalism" rising through pandemic-era shelter magazines, from menopause to antiques, fragile masculinity to "stupidly enormous steel appliances in kitchens." "I am a woman," she begins, "with a confining body who has been confined to a home more than I have been any other thing. In my life, I have been home as much as I have been woman. I see myself as a kind of feminine expert in cloisterment."

About the Author

Mireille Silcoff is the author of four books, including the award-winning story collection Chez L'arabe. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and was a Weekend culture columnist at the National Post for over a decade. Mireille is the founding editor of literary journal Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly and for many years, ran a raucous discussion salon in Toronto. She is currently finishing her next work, the book-length essay about our souls and our homes, called On Interiors. She lives in Montreal with her two young daughters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771964913
ISBN-10: 177196491X
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Field Notes