Who Is Mary Sue?: Sophie Collins

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In the language of fan fiction, a ‘Mary Sue’ is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for its perceived narcissism. Such is the setting for this brilliant and important debut by Sophie Collins. In a series of verse and prose collages, ‘Who Is Mary Sue?’ exposes the presumptive politics behind writing and readership: the idea that men invent while women reflect; that a man writes of the world outside while a woman will turn to the interior. Part poetry and part reportage, at once playful and sincere, these fictive-factive miniatures deploy original writing and extant quotation in a mode of pure invention.

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Author Sophie Collins Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571346615 EAN 9780571346615 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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