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New Ways to Kill Your Mother  free pdf In a brilliant, nuanced and wholly original collection of essays, the novelist and critic Colm Toibin explores the relationships of writers to their families and their work. From Jane Austen's aunts to Tennessee Williams's mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature's greatest works. Toibin, 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, Toibin examines a world of relations, richly comic or savage in its implications. In Roddy Doyle's writing on his parents, Toibin perceives an Ireland reinvented. From the dreams and nightmares of John Cheever's journals, Toibin 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' most influential bonds and a secret key to understanding and enjoying their work.

About Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including "The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, "winner of a "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize, and "Brooklyn," winner of a Costa Book Award." "Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Toibin lives in Dublin and New York.

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Author : Colm Toibin
Publisher : Simon
Data Published : 12 June 2012
ISBN : 1442354933
EAN : 9781442354937
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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