New ways to kill your mother : writers and their families

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New York : Scribner, 2012.


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1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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345 pages ; 23 cm.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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, the author illuminates the intimate connections between writers and their families, but also articulates the great joy of reading their work.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, C. (2012). New ways to kill your mother: writers and their families (1st Scribner hardcover ed.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-. 2012. New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-. New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families New York: Scribner, 2012.

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Tóibín, Colm. New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families 1st Scribner hardcover ed., Scribner, 2012.

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