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The Resource Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno

Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno

Label
Book of Mutter
Title
Book of Mutter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Zambreno
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Composed 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 fractured anatomy of melancholy that includes 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." -- publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zambreno, Kate
Dewey number
818/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.A6276
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Authors, American
  • Grief
  • Reflections in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Grief
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Reflections in literature
Label
Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958098546
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781584351962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958098546
Label
Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958098546
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781584351962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958098546

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