Patricia Lockwood: The Communal Mind

Patricia Lockwood travels through the internet, wondering why we’re talking like this, why we deliberately order the worst thing on the menu, and what it felt like to be a man, at the turn of the century, posting increasing amounts of his balls online.

The lecture was part of the London Review of Books 2019 Winter Lecture series, delivered at the British Museum on 8 February 2019.

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