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A Little Life

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Peter Hujar, Orgasmic Man, 1969

Esta fotografia de Peter Hujar está na capa de um dos meus livros favoritos dos últimos anos, "A Little Life", de Hanya Yanagihara, de 2015. Ainda está por traduzir, creio.

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From The Washington Post:

As a critic, I find myself in a strange position with Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life.” Her doorstopper novel, about the lives of four college roommates who remain life-long friends, is one of the best new books I’ve read this year. And due to its exceptionally graphic depictions of physical abuse, sexual abuse and self-harm, and the way those depictions infect the narrative like a cancer, it’s one of the few pieces of art that I could be convinced deserves a content warning even for adult readers. I want to tell you all to read it. But I would also completely understand and sympathize with people who heard tell of both the greatness and pain of “A Little Life” and decided to let Yanagihara’s considerable achievement pass them by.