"Minaj wears pink to assert her femininity in male spaces. She wears it as armor and in solidarity with her girls, making it clear that she’s not out here for the boys. Her newest songs, “Anaconda” and “Lookin’ Ass” are decidedly dick-negative. Yes, she’ll twerk in a pink thong but she’ll also don a pink wig and cut bananas — and other phallic shaped fruit — with a vengeance.”
I wrote about Nicki Minaj and finally got to use the phrase “dick-negative.”
Renata Adler and Joan Didion, 1978
Working On My Novel, Cory Arcangel (2014)
Working On My Novel is a book which is based on a twitter feed that re-tweets the best posts featuring the phrase “working on my novel.”
What does it feel like to try and create something new? How is it possible to find a space for the demands of writing a novel in a world of instant communication?
Working On My Novel is about the act of creation and the gap between the different ways we express ourselves today. Exploring the extremes of making art, from satisfaction and even euphoria to those days or nights when nothing will come, it’s the story of what it means to be a creative person, and why we keep on trying.
(All of the tweets collected in this book are used with the permission of the original authors.)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd