Sunday, January 19, 2014
"Highlights from The Real Housewives of Yoknapatawpha County" by Nathan Pensky in McSweeney's
A pregnant Caddy Compson tries to visit her brother Quentin at Harvard. Her husband Herbert Head has disowned her, and she wants to tell her brother that he was right about him. The train is delayed, and she has sex with a vagabond in the station lavatory. She misses her train and sits in the sun on a bench in front of the station, where two old women refer to her as “unregenerate” within her hearing. Read piece here.