Break Every Rule by Carole Maso
Essays on Language, Longing, and Moments of Desire

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In this groundbreaking work of ecstatic criticism, Carole Maso shows why she has risen, over the past fifteen years, as one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament. Ever refusing to be marginalized or categorized by genre, Maso is an incisive, compassionate writer who deems herself daughter of William Carlos Williams, a pioneer in combining poetry and fiction with criticism, journalism, and the visual arts. She is daughter, too, of Allen Ginsberg, who also came from Paterson, New Jersey. Known for her audacity, whether exploring language and memory or the development of the artistic soul, Maso here gives us a form-challenging collection, intelligent, and persuasive.

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Carole Maso is the author of seven books including Ghost Dance and Break Every Rule. She is a professor of English at Brown University.
Published May 1, 2000 by Counterpoint. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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May 30 2000 | Read Full Review of Break Every Rule: Essays on L...

(Despite a 20-year relationship with partner Helen Lang, Maso cops to sleeping with men when the impulse strikes.) The writing in The Room Lit by Roses combines the different styles Maso employed for Break Every Rule--whole paragraphs detailing, in straightforward language, the facts of her pregn...

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