Michelle Disler


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Invokes a narrative and intimate distance through the imbalance of power between men & detectives and women & wives, leaving a risky proposition like an alphabet or the simple complexity of memoir and writing about memory. A sobering examination of the ultimate spy-styled popular thriller, a nuanced deconstruction of model masculinity in mass culture.

Michelle Disler is an assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her work has appeared in The Laurel Review, Seneca Review, Lake Effect, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Witness, Southern Humanities Review, North Dakota Review, Fugue, Hotel Amerika, Fact-Simile, and Columbia, where her essay received the Essay Prize. She is also an AWP Intro Award and Pushcart Prize nominee, the latter for her multigenre work on Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

from Catherine Taylor: … catalogues and decodes the spy’s avalanche of allure. And in between the cigarettes and the sex, there’s something else: the thrill of watching her watching, the sensuality of her language and its lightest of touches, the satisfaction of every lurid, tight and shiny detail of Bond’s domain turned into an algebra of desire and fixation. Disler’s book is true to her man: in bed with violence and exploitation, smoking with charisma and charm.

Michelle Disler’s [BOND, JAMES] reviewed in New Pages

John Latta on Michelle Disler’s [BOND, JAMES]

“fascinating and brilliant”: Nicholas Grider reviews Michelle Disler’s [BOND, JAMES] (Counterpath 2012) in HTML Giant

Michelle Disler interviewed in MI6: THE HOME OF JAMES BOND 007

“Her passion is Bond”: Michelle Disler on [BOND, JAMES] in today’s COLUMBUS DISPATCH

[BOND, JAMES]: Alphabet, Anatomy, [Auto]Biography
Michelle Disler
$20.00; 120 pgs.
ISBN 978-1933996-25-7