Hektoen International

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Tag: Liz Irvin

  • Seasick: Lessons in human anatomy from Hyman Bloom’s The Hull (1952)

    Liz IrvinWorcester, Massachusetts, United States “I experience a gagging sensation and, still farther down, spasms in the stomach, the belly; and all the organs shrivel up the body, provoke tears and bile, increase heartbeat, cause forehead and hands to perspire.”– Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror A cold dread crept up the back of my neck…