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Woman is Space: Oksana Vasyakina’s Rana
European Review of Books, June 2022

“Thinking with Woolf and others, Rana begins to overlay and intertwine the different scales of prostranstvo—textual, bodily, domestic, landscape—and thus elaborates a worldview that can reconcile Oksana’s uneasy relationship to womanhood, her nostalgia for Siberia, her grief. That worldview reconciles the comforts of her mother's domestic prostranstvo with her own lesbian desire by conjuring landscapes out of lovers' bodies: « When I look at the body of a woman, it enchants me...It glows in space, it's like bread or stone, I love it. I look upon it as I would a rich, complicated landscape. » And at the center of the novel, the prose dissolves into a long poem titled « Ode to Death », in which Oksana's mother transmogrifies into spaces of different scales: the space of her own body, the domestic space of her apartment, the sterile hospice in which she dies, the space of landscape.“
Женщина—это и есть пространство: Рана (Оксана Васякиниа)
European Review of Books, июнь 2022 г.

“Думая с Вулф и другими авторами, Рана накладывает и переплетает различные масштабы пространства—текстовый, телесный, домашний, ландшафтный—чтобы разработать мировоззрение, способное примирить непростое отношение Оксаны с женственностью, ее тоска по-Сибири, ее горе. То мировоззрение примиряет удобность домашнего пространства ее мамы со ее собственным лесбийским желанием, создавая пейзажи из тел своих возлюбленных: « Когда я рассматриваю тело жены, оно очаровывает меня...оно светится в пространстве, оно как хлеб или камень, я его люблю. Я рассматриваю ее как сложный богатый ландшафт. » А в середине романа, проза растворяется в длинное стихотворение под названием « Ода Смерти, » в котором мама Оксаны превращается в пространства различных масштабов: пространство своего тела; домашнее пространство своей квартиры; стерильный хоспис, в котором мама умирает; пространство ландшафта.“






reporting on the Arizona border wall, november 2022 (photo: Eliseu Cavalcante)


with Ellen Waterston and guest judge Raquel Gutiérrez at the 2022 Waterston Desert Writing Prize awards ceremony
Caroline Eaton Tracey writes about environment, migration, and the arts in the US Southwest, Mexico, and their borderlands. She speaks and works in English, Spanish, and Russian. Her first book, SALT LAKES, is under contract to be published by W.W. Norton.

Caroline’s reporting appears in the New Yorker, n+1, the Atlantic, and elsewhere, as well as in Spanish in Mexico’s Nexos. In 2022-2023 she was the climate justice fellow at High Country News. She is also an editor-at-large at Zócalo Public Square.

Her art writing has appeared in Nexos, SFMOMA’s Open Space, and Burlington Contemporary, and her book reviews appear in the European Review of Books and the Nation.

In 2022 she was awarded the Waterston Prize for Desert Writing and in 2023 she received Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Fellowship in Journalism and Human and Civil Rights and a Silvers Foundation Work-in-Progress grant.

Caroline holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her wife, Mexican architect and sculptor Mariana GJP, between Tucson, Arizona and Mexico City.

She is represented by Bridget Matzie of Aevitas Creative Management.
Caroline Eaton Tracey escribe sobre el medioambiente, la migración, el arte y la literatura en México, el Suroeste de Estados Unidos y su frontera. Habla ingles, español y ruso. Su primer libro, SALT LAKES será publicado bajo el sello de la editorial W.W. Norton.

Sus artículos aparecen en The New Yorker, n+1 y The Atlantic, entre otros lugares. En español escribe frecuentemente para la revista Nexos. En 2022-2023, cubría la justicia climática para la revista High Country NewsTambién colabora como editora en Zócalo Public Square.

Sus reseñas y ensayos sobre el arte han aparecido en Nexos, Open Space (plataforma del Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco) y Burlington Contemporary, y sus reseñas literarias en European Review of Books y The Nation.

En 2022 ganó el Premio Waterston por Escritura del Desierto y en 2023 recibió la beca Ira A. Lipman de periodismo de derechos humanos y civiles de Columbia University y una beca de la Fundación Silvers.

Caroline es Doctora en Geografía de la Universidad de California–Berkeley. Vive con su esposa, la arquitecta y escultora mexicana Mariana GJP, entre Tucson, Arizona y la Ciudad de México.

La representa Bridget Matzie de la agencia literaria Aevitas Creative Management.