An accidental autobiography

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Language:
English
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Six years in the writing, from an author described as " brilliant," " masterful," and" at once a writer's writer and a pleasure giver to the world," An Accidental Autobiography will delight and enchant Barbara Grizzuti Harrison's legion of fans and win her a wealth of new readers as she turns her incantatory prose and remarkable powers of scrutiny on the life she's lived and the woman she's become. When asked to describe the book she was writing, she responded, " An autobiography in which I am not the main character." In her unconventional though never arbitrary approach, she writes about memory, and since memories tend to attach themselves to things, she writes about collecting and acquiring them in the marvelous chapter, " Loot and Lists and Lust (and Things)." And since memories also attach themselves to people, in" Men and God(s)" she talks about men - those in her life and those who she's wished were. She remembers the rooms of her childhood and adolescence in" Rooms: Signs and Sy
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9780395780008
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