fucked up awesome books

Yes – say it like it is.
Sorry to be such a child, but I have no better language to describe how provocative, dark, pure (following the heart, following internal logic, following a line of inquiry), genre-bending, and ideologically challenging these works of fiction are.

1. Bear, Marian Engel

2. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter, C├ęsar Aira