Marga Bruce is mysterious, and that’s her strength

In her youth, Marja Pruis’ mother had to come to the playground regularly to remove her fingers from the rack on which she was spinning endlessly and practicing her tricks. Marga did not tolerate other children’s sometimes desire to go there.

Any reader of columns, interviews and articles in a language angry girl We will conclude from this that Marja must be a character as a girl of seven or eight years old. You had to handle it with gloves. She was, she says, very shy and timid, and she wanted to be the manager but people didn’t know she wanted to. A little later, she had to contain her ignorance. She had to hide her quiet lust for power behind a smile. Her best friends got bandanas and grabbed the microphone: “I had ironic mesh stockings, and a leopard miniskirt, but not ripAt least not that brave. That girl was alone in my head.”

Marja Broz found herself divided, in uncomfortable daily contradictions, by that leap, anger, and lust for power, which was in her head and not in what she was doing. on every page of angry girl It is to be cruel or afraid, to be kind or angry, to be rude or kind, to be conceited or sympathetic. Although Pruis talks about Vivian Gornick, Renate Rubinstein, Sigrid Kaag, Janet Malcolm, Rachel Cusk or Simone de Beauvoir, it always speaks for itself.

Prussia is full of mystery and while writing it keeps sticking its nose into a very big reality and immersed in the book and ideas, else you would think that it is real narcissism, selfishness and selfishness all rolled into one.

Bruce is constantly deliberating with herself about how to handle every conceivable situation in life. When will she be able to let go of her inhibitions, dare she be an angry girl like sitting half-shrinked on one’s buttock in the lecturer, “Why?” asks the teacher. Prussia is full of mystery, and while writing continues to poke its nose into a very big reality, immersing itself in book and events, keeping up with what goes on in women’s literature, otherwise you would think it was a real narcissist, selfish, selfish all in one.

afraid of everything

Bruce does hardly anything without hindrance, always chasing herself with the question whether she is firm enough, or if she is not tamed again, should she not even be so unkind? It’s like she’s looking at someone else. There is always a space between her thinking and her action. Things move around quickly, but she likes to go slow (“a slow train is better than a car”). She wants to think along with society, but she doubts herself with a “tendency towards inertia”. Marja Pruis who loves boiled Research essay by Janet Malcolm (“I want it too!”) Afraid of everything: Afraid of comfort, Afraid of an open horizon, Afraid of the advancement of technology, Afraid of writer Rachel Kosk.

Because of this fear, Pruis goes to Cusk, or at least indulges in her work, which means that you enter into the necessary depression. According to Bruce, Cusk brought feminist themes such as motherhood, marriage and divorce into the literary field and made himself hated by not writing about them kindly (in Motherland And the After the catastrophe), but with an “electric charge” that made women feel affected in their livelihoods. You ask painful questions. What you should say is “hit hard,” because she writes “cold, condescending at times, even if mean, but especially not cowardly.”

Harmless stuffed animals

Marja Pruis is far from coquettish, but she fears that it will turn out to be too friendly for her within the scope of her obscurity. In her attempts to explain something, she uses to illustrate (often without much explanation) everything and everyone, new characters, friends, colleagues, scenes, and characters from movies. They are all mirrors of her trying to see something of her own. One of these “characters” is a friend who regularly surprises her with a gift, from a necklace with glass slippers to a pedicure. She thinks of Prussia as the great friendly writer and offers her a fountain pen engraved with GVS, similar to BFG’s book, The Great Friendly Giant, Roald Dahl’s book. Pruis tries not to look too upset when she says “But I’m not at all, right?” Me, a “harmless stuffed animal” not “terrible? Fiery, hostile?”

the beautiful thing angry girl is that from all that Prussia tells, conveys and evokes to new scenes and characters, appears Prussia made up of mysterious groups.

In any case, there is no harmless stuffed animal for eighty-year-old American essayist Vivian Gornick. She says that she has finally succeeded in shedding her lack of self-confidence throughout her life. This is what you know about Russia rip In her head that she had to get out.

Gornick has never considered an intense interest in your evolution to be a negative thing. In 2014 I wrote in Boston review The essay “A Defense of Narcissism,” a direct attack on Christopher Lash and a defense of individual achievement, began in the 1960s (“civilization seems to renew itself in microcosm in each of us”). Opposite to Gornick, who has “crucified” her heart in the course of her life, Pruis’ gouge suddenly rushes forward. That’s when Jornick says she’s “gained so much by seeing things as they are. Clarity is my favorite word. Pruis immediately admits that he prefers fog. And to be afraid of clarity.”

the beautiful thing angry girl is that from all that Prussia tells, quotes, evokes scenes, new characters, examples from life (what you might call an essay), emerges Prussia made up of obscure groups. It quoted Nietzsche as saying that a tyrant and a slave were hidden in the girl’s chest. In her chest, “admiration and crush, teacher and student, cruel and fearful, angry and friend” belong together. Because of this ambiguity, you don’t want to “stand in the truth”. This “frightens” her. She prefers to keep it shaded, hesitant, mysterious. So she’s not as unmerciful to herself as Rachel Kosk, Nora Efron, Vivian Gornick or Rinat Rubinstein, but she wants to see and admire her. This does not mean that she does not want to get anywhere with her obscurity. This clumsy duality is precisely its fortress.

angry girl. About women and friction By Marja Pruis Posted by Nijgh & Van Ditmar.

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