From book of mutter composed over thirteen years kate zambrenos book of mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing photography and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes and dead calm of grief. Book of mutter is a hybrid nonfiction text moving back and forth between art criticism and poetry personal rumination and philosophical inquiry that took her thirteen years to complete. Book of mutter is zambrenos attempt to address that question a desire to question her memories of her mother to make reparation and in an her attempt to forget an act of creative restoration what is fascinating is the shades that zambreno choses and rejects for her confrontation with her memories. Neither memoir essay nor poetry book of mutter is an uncategorizable text that draws upon a repertoire of genres to write into and against silence it is a haunted text an accumulative archive of myth and memory that seeks its own undoing driven by crossed desires to resurrect and exorcise the past. In book of mutter she circles around the death theater of her mother and the strange returns of memory become the shadows around which the book settles into its intimate and disquieting form at once a mourning diary scrapbook lyric essay art criticism and literary memoir book of mutter unfolds where grief destroys the shelter of
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Download as many books as you like ( Personal use )
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Join Over 100.000 Happy Readers.
5. That's it. What you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.