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109: Language is a Weapon of Division. Eurydice Eve with Mark Leyner on Writing the Body Ecstatic‪.‬ Speak with Eve Eurydice

    • Society & Culture

Eurydice speaks with the experimental writer Mark Leyner about writing the body, and language as an obstacle and a patriarchal weapon of social division and mistrust. We discuss Marriage, Ecstasy, Religion, Parenthood, Love and Relationships, Monogamy, Authority, Truth and Subversion, Mortality and Prophecy, and always the Love of Literature. Mark incorporates arcane esoteric medical references throughout his work. His books include “My cousin my gastroenterologist” “Why do men have nipples?” “Hundreds of questions you’d only ask your doctor” “Why do men fall asleep after sex?” “Let’s play doctor: guide to walking talking probing like a real MD” and his latest “Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit” now out in paperback retitled as “Daughter, Waiting for her Drunk Father to Return from the Men’s Room.” He doesn’t put science over intuition. Nor does he equate science with reason. He juxtaposes people, places and things in a Mad Lit postmodernist manner. At the sentence level, Leyner uses an extravagant vocabulary of prose poetry that makes fun of medical language while curious of medical anatomical vocabulary. In The Tetherballs of Bougainville, Mark's father survives a lethal injection at the hands of the New Jersey penal system, and is freed but must live the rest of his life in fear of being executed, at the discretion of New Jersey.⚡️For more podcast, merch, art, go to https://Eurydice.net For Apple podcast go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-sex-w-eve/id1448261953?uo=4 For videos, go to https://www.youtube.com/speaksexwitheveeurydice

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Eurydice speaks with the experimental writer Mark Leyner about writing the body, and language as an obstacle and a patriarchal weapon of social division and mistrust. We discuss Marriage, Ecstasy, Religion, Parenthood, Love and Relationships, Monogamy, Authority, Truth and Subversion, Mortality and Prophecy, and always the Love of Literature. Mark incorporates arcane esoteric medical references throughout his work. His books include “My cousin my gastroenterologist” “Why do men have nipples?” “Hundreds of questions you’d only ask your doctor” “Why do men fall asleep after sex?” “Let’s play doctor: guide to walking talking probing like a real MD” and his latest “Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit” now out in paperback retitled as “Daughter, Waiting for her Drunk Father to Return from the Men’s Room.” He doesn’t put science over intuition. Nor does he equate science with reason. He juxtaposes people, places and things in a Mad Lit postmodernist manner. At the sentence level, Leyner uses an extravagant vocabulary of prose poetry that makes fun of medical language while curious of medical anatomical vocabulary. In The Tetherballs of Bougainville, Mark's father survives a lethal injection at the hands of the New Jersey penal system, and is freed but must live the rest of his life in fear of being executed, at the discretion of New Jersey.⚡️For more podcast, merch, art, go to https://Eurydice.net For Apple podcast go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-sex-w-eve/id1448261953?uo=4 For videos, go to https://www.youtube.com/speaksexwitheveeurydice

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