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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 01, 2023

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Alex Jiménez

Spring 2020 literature and LGBTQ+ media beat

Alex Jiménez is the spring 2020 literature and LGBTQ+ media beat. Previously, she was the fall 2019 Weekender editor and the spring 2019 Weekender assistant editor. Before that, she was the fall 2018 arts columnist and summer 2018 LGBTQ+ media beat. She joined the Daily Cal in fall 2017 as a Weekender staff writer and became an arts reporter in spring 2018.

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This past June I read Ottessa Moshfegh’s second novel, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation.”
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This past June I read Ottessa Moshfegh’s second novel, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation.”
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Rory’s story, backed by a chorus of thousands, unfolds against a setting so richly developed, it is as if the Santa Ana winds themselves are turning the pages.
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Rory’s story, backed by a chorus of thousands, unfolds against a setting so richly developed, it is as if the Santa Ana winds themselves are turning the pages.
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Alvarez’s terse realism, combined with her lilting writing style, is a combination that works well in service to the “telenovela material” she commits to the page. 
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Alvarez’s terse realism, combined with her lilting writing style, is a combination that works well in service to the “telenovela material” she commits to the page. 
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“Music From Another World” deserves a read because of its unique approach to depicting historical queerphobia.
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“Music From Another World” deserves a read because of its unique approach to depicting historical queerphobia.
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Its beauty is representative of the beauty denied to the women whose suffering permeates every page.
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Its beauty is representative of the beauty denied to the women whose suffering permeates every page.
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For Parsons, seeing the literary community come together in this time of strife has been especially gratifying.
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For Parsons, seeing the literary community come together in this time of strife has been especially gratifying.
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Hearing Fishmann talk about her work, it’s clear that the efficiency and efficacy of this virtual transition has been made possible because of the passion book publishers have for what they do. 
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Hearing Fishmann talk about her work, it’s clear that the efficiency and efficacy of this virtual transition has been made possible because of the passion book publishers have for what they do. 
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Pretty much everyone in the band’s current lineup comes from a pop-punk background, and they put in special effort to fill their sets with constant movement.
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Pretty much everyone in the band’s current lineup comes from a pop-punk background, and they put in special effort to fill their sets with constant movement.
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But I think it’s okay to be uncomfortable with having to adapt. It has to be okay that it will take a moment or several to adapt. 
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But I think it’s okay to be uncomfortable with having to adapt. It has to be okay that it will take a moment or several to adapt. 
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