New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

In a brilliant, nuanced and wholly original collection of essays, the novelist and critic Colm Tóibín 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. Tóibín, celebrated both for his award-winning fiction and his provocative book reviews and essays, and currently the Mellon… (more)

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Mr. Toibin is such an adept and morally serious close reader that his criticism becomes nearly as galvanizing as his fiction.

Though there’s no truly coherent thesis here, it’s a pleasure to watch Tóibín rove through 19th- and 20th-century literary history.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (June 12, 2012)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781451668568

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Language: English


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