Those Desirable Things
My copy of A Room of One's Own is old, purchased used in the university bookstore I attended in the 1980s. In the years since, it's been pushed deep into the corner of the shelf by other books-Rich, Lorde, Kristeva, Cixous. A small book, it holds down the dusty edge.
Originally published as “Those Desirable Things.” Event Magazine 40.1 (2011): 27-31. Posted with permission.