Merve Emre is Associate Professor of English Literature at Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. Her latest book is The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.
 (February 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

Timeless Quickies

The Collected Stories of Diane Williams

with an introduction by Ben Marcus
More than any other writer today, Diane Williams understands the essentially tragicomic nature of the penis, human or otherwise. The penises in her very short stories never do what they are supposed to be doing, which is, in a word, fucking; or, rather, fucking well, fucking artistically. “His penis was …