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New ways to kill your mother writers & their families

A collection of essays about famous writers' relationships to their families and the impact on their work.

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  • "In his essay on Tennessee Williams, Colm Toibin reveals an artist profoundly tormented by his sister's mental illness. Through the relationship between W.B. Yeats and his father, Toibin examines a world of family relations, and in Roddy Doyle's writing on his parents illuminates an Ireland reinvented. From John Cheever's journals Toibin makes flesh this darkly comic misanthrope and his intimates. Educating an intellectual woman, Cheever remarked, is like letting a rattlesnake into the house. In pieces that range from the importance of aunts (and the death of parents) in the English nineteenth-century novel to the relationship between fathers and sons in the writing of James Baldwin and Barack Obama, Colm Toibin illuminates not only the intimate connections between writers and their families but also articulates, with a rare tenderness and wit, the great joy of reading their work."
  • "A collection of essays about famous writers' relationships to their families and the impact on their work."@en
  • "Bundel met vijftien essays waarin Tóibín de invloed van familieleven en jeugdervaringen op het werk van zeven Ierse en zeven 'internationale' schrijvers onderzoekt."
  • "In a brilliant, nuanced and wholly original collection of essays, the novelist and critic Colm TOibIn explores the relationships of writers to their families and their work. From Jane Austen's aunts to Tennessee Williams's mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature's greatest works. TOibIn, celebrated both for his award-winning fiction and his provocative book reviews and essays, and currently the Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, traces and interprets those intriguing, eccentric, often twisted family ties in New Ways to Kill Your Mother. Through the relationship between W. B. Yeats and his father, Thomas Mann and his children, and J. M. Synge and his mother, TOibIn examines a world of relations, richly comic or savage in its implications. In Roddy Doyle's writing on his parents, TOibIn perceives an Ireland reinvented. From the dreams and nightmares of John Cheever's journals, TOibIn illuminates this darkly comic misanthrope and his relationship to his wife and his children. "Educating an intellectual woman," Cheever remarked, "is like letting a rattlesnake into the house." Acutely perceptive and imbued with rare tenderness and wit, New Ways to Kill Your Mother is a fascinating look at writers' most influential bonds and a secret key to understanding and enjoying their work."@en
  • "In his essay on Tennessee Williams, the author reveals an artist profoundly tormented by his sister's mental illness. Through the relationship between W.B. Yeats and his father, he examines a world of family relations, and in Roddy Doyle's writing on his parents illuminates an Ireland reinvented. From John Cheever's journals he makes fresh this darkly comic misanthrope and his intimates. Educating an intellectual woman, Cheever remarked, is like letting a rattlesnake into the house. In pieces that range from the importance of aunts (and the death of parents) in the English nineteenth-century novel to the relationship between fathers and sons in the writing of James Baldwin and Barack Obama, the author illuminates the intimate connections between writers and their families, but also articulates the great joy of reading their work."
  • "-- New Ways to Kill Your Mother. New Ways to Kill Your Mother is a fascinating look at writers? most influential bonds and a secret key to understanding and enjoying their work."@en

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  • "Aufsatzsammlung"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
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  • "New ways to kill your mother writers & their families"@en
  • "New ways to kill your mother writers and their families"
  • "New ways to kill your mother writers and their families"@en
  • "New Ways to Kill Your Mother : Writers and Their Families"
  • "New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families"@en
  • "New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families"
  • "New Ways to Kill Your Mother Writers and Their Families"@en
  • "New Ways to Kill Your Mother. ; Writers and Their Families"
  • "New ways to kill your mother"