Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s
Original Obsessions

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity — the gestation and development of these imaginings — focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author’s psyche and that reappear in their current book.

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s
Original Obsessions

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity — the gestation and development of these imaginings — focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author’s psyche and that reappear in their current book.

Julia Cohen’s and Abby Hagler’s “Original Obsessions”: An Interview with Selah Saterstrom

"I can imagine writing as a Eucharistic event. In the mouth. In house. I can imagine a sentence which punches me in the stomach. Noli me tangere: touch me not. Words said by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she encountered him post-crucifixion in a passage of writing considered to be some of the most difficult to interpret in the whole of the New Testament. The dominant prevailing historic read of Mary Magdalene is that she has a credibility issue." from Rancher by Selah Saterstrom (Burrow Press, 2021)

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