Updated: Apr 20
Time to talk about another 5 fantastic authors that I categorize under Transgressive Fiction according to their style and themes, how they use the power of writing to transgress the norms of their society and culture. Today we will talk about Kola Boof, Tama Janowitz, Vicki Hendricks, Monica Drake, and Simone de Beauvoir.
(April 12, 1956)
Tama Janowitz is an American novelist and a short story writer who is often referenced as one of the main "brat pack" authors, along with Bret Easton Ellis, and Jay McInerney.(source) Upon settling in New York City, Janowitz started writing about life there, socializing with Andy Warhol (source) and becoming well known in Manhattan literary and social circles. Her 1986 collection of short stories, Slaves of New York, brought her wider fame. (source) Janowitz has published seven novels, one collection of stories, and one work of nonfiction.
“I had a hunger for things I knew realistically I didn't actually care for.” ― Tama Janowitz
She's Egyptian, Sudanese, American novelist, and poet. She wrote several provocative books including The Sexy Part of the Bible, Flesh and the Devil, Long Train to the Redeeming Sin, and Virgins In the Beehive. Kola Boof's in her stories demonstrate how flashpoints are reached in cyberspace, the new forum for underground literature and politics, where fact and myth become indistinguishable and publicity campaigns become a kind of performance art.