9781584351962-1584351969-Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

ISBN-13: 9781584351962
ISBN-10: 1584351969
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zambreno, Kate
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Format: Hardcover 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781584351962
ISBN-10: 1584351969
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zambreno, Kate
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Format: Hardcover 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zambreno, Kate wrote Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) comprising 216 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1584351969 and 9781584351962. Since then Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Writing is how I attempt to repair myself, stitching back former selves, sentences. When I am brave enough I am never brave enough I unravel the tapestry of my life, my childhood. -- from Book of MutterComposed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno's 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 both primal and sculpted, shaped by the author's searching, indexical impulse to inventory family apocrypha in the wake of her mother's death. The text spirals out into a kind of fractured anatomy of melancholy that comes to contain critical reflections on the likes of Roland Barthes, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Darger, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha , Peter Handke, and others. Zambreno has modeled the book's formless form on Bourgeois's Cells sculptures -- at once channeling the volatility of autobiography, pain, and childhood, yet hemmed by a solemn sense of entering ritualistic or sacred space.
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. Zambreno weaves a complex web of associations, relics, and references, elevating the prosaic scrapbook into a strange and intimate postmortem/postmodern theater.
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