Little Fuckers

A Short Short Story

by Robert Olen Butler
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A brilliant work at a vital publication.

In addition to providing a narrative that highlights the dual nature of intercourse, as Peter Grandbois points out in his Editor's Comments, Butler's piece also comments upon those same qualities in language. The paradoxical coitus of Berle and the Evangelist and Wilde and Whitman, creates instances of unexpected harmonies, just as Butler's prose abandons classic fiction and charges into a territory where the beauty of language is enacted by it being there.