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Reality and online life clash: No One is Talking About This, by Patricia Lockwood, reviewed

20 February 2021

9:00 AM

20 February 2021

9:00 AM

No One is Talking About This Patricia Lockwood

Bloomsbury Circus, pp.224, 14.99

Some writers — Jane Austen, for example — get to funny sideways, using irony and understatement. The American poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood isn’t one of them. She is straightforwardly hit-the-rubber-nail-on-the-head funny. There are punchlines, there are callbacks. On Twitter she is known for her zany ‘sexts’: ‘I am a living male turtleneck.

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