Tag: ottessa moshfegh

  • Fear and Self-Loathing in New England: Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen

    Fear and Self-Loathing in New England: Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen

    Meet Eileen: she is 24, pathetic, unlikeable and bitter. She hates her body and her job almost as much as she hates taking care of her alcoholic father. In fact, under the boring facade she presents to the world, Eileen harbours a deep hatred for most things: “I looked so boring, lifeless, immune and unaffected, […]

  • Ugly Truths: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

    I first heard of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation it on Instagram. Everybody was talking about it, I saw pictures of the book everywhere. The reviews, however, were not all good: a masterpiece, a cheap piece of shock literature, a groundbreaking story, an immensely boring book… everybody had a different opinion […]

  • Eileen and my obsession with Ottessa Moshfegh

    Ottessa Moshfegh’s long-awaited new novel, Lapvona, was released a couple of months ago and I was just able to buy it now. However, I have been occupying myself with reading every other novel Moshfegh has published since I became obsessed with My Year of Rest and Relaxation Last Year. I read McGlue and Homesick for Another World (which is awesome and […]