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The Resource New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families, Colm Toibin

New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families, Colm Toibin

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New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families
Title
New ways to kill your mother
Title remainder
writers and their families
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Jane Austen<U+2019>s aunts to Tennessee Williams<U+2019>s mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature<U+2019>s greatest works. Tóibín, 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, Tóibín examines a world of relations, richly comic or savage in its implications. In Roddy Doyle<U+2019>s writing on his parents, Tóibín perceives an Ireland reinvented. From the dreams and nightmares of John Cheever<U+2019>s journals, Tóibín 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<U+2019> most influential bonds and a secret key to understanding and enjoying their work
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10115882
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN466
LC item number
.T57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Authors
Target audience
adult
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writers and their families
Label
New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane Austen, Henry James, and the death of the mother - -Ireland. W.B. Yeats : new ways to kill your father ; Willie and George ; New ways to kill your mother : Synge and his family ; Beckett meets his afflicted mother ; Brian Moore : out of Ireland have I come, great hatred, little room ; Sebastian Barry's fatherland ; Roddy Doyle and Hugo Hamilton : the dialect of the tribe -- Elsewhere. Thomas Mann : new ways to spoil your children ; Borges : a father in his shadow ; Hart Crane : escape from home ; Tennessee Williams and the ghost of Rose ; John Cheever : new ways to make your family's life a misery ; Baldwin and "the American confusion" ; Baldwin and Obama : men without fathers
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781451668551
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012011959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759913322
  • (OCoLC)759913322
Label
New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families, Colm Toibin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane Austen, Henry James, and the death of the mother - -Ireland. W.B. Yeats : new ways to kill your father ; Willie and George ; New ways to kill your mother : Synge and his family ; Beckett meets his afflicted mother ; Brian Moore : out of Ireland have I come, great hatred, little room ; Sebastian Barry's fatherland ; Roddy Doyle and Hugo Hamilton : the dialect of the tribe -- Elsewhere. Thomas Mann : new ways to spoil your children ; Borges : a father in his shadow ; Hart Crane : escape from home ; Tennessee Williams and the ghost of Rose ; John Cheever : new ways to make your family's life a misery ; Baldwin and "the American confusion" ; Baldwin and Obama : men without fathers
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781451668551
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012011959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759913322
  • (OCoLC)759913322

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