[[ eBook ]] Are You My Mother? Author Alison Bechdel – Mariahilff.de

To me, this book resembles the kind of modernism that forms, in the persona of Virginia Woolf, one of its central themes It is like nothing so much as a densely contrapuntal twelve tone composition Fragments of themes weave in and out of each other, breaking off, reappearing in new contexts the words and images often come apart, reproducing the sense of polyphony in the written medium It is a formal tour de force.The content is intensely interesting, functioning at both an emotional and a ce To me, this book resembles the kind of modernism that forms, in the persona of Virginia Woolf, one of its central themes It is like nothing so much as a densely contrapunta Well As an artist who grew up in a museum, as the daughter of a complicated and creative mother hi, Mom , and as a skeptical analysand, I found MUCH that spoke to me about Are You My MotherBut I have a strong bias against works of art that are about how difficult it is to make works of art, so I can t wholeheartedly endorse this as I could her previous graphic novel memoir Fun Home.Upon further reflection, I have to add that I am in awe of Alison Bechdel s bravery I spent no fewer th Well As an artist who grew up in a museum, as the daughter of a complicated and creative mother hi, Mom , and as a skeptical analysand, I found MUCH that spoke to me about Are You My MotherBut I have a strong bias against works of art that are about how difficult it is to make works of art, so I can t wholeheartedly endorse this as I could her previous graphic novel memoi Another absolutely spectacular entry into the graphic novel canon But because its an attempt to emulate its brill predecessor, the glorious Fun Home , has less anchors or poetic ideas that pop up with artful disposition throughout this, a very unmerry meta effort it is a cranial deconstruction of prior psychoanalyses I su I m a huge fan of Bechdel s previous graphic memoir, FUN HOME, which centers around her closeted father and the ornate family house where Bechdel grew up I ve read it several times, always moved and impressed by its narrative and visual power, and always finding new angles of interest with each reread Her new graphic memoir, ARE YOU MY MOTHER , ostensibly centers around her mother this go around And while it s brilliantly drawn and certainly an impressive psychological and intellectual achiev I m a huge fan of Bechdel s previous graphic memoir, FUN HOME, which centers around her closeted father and the ornate family house where Bechdel grew up I ve read it several times, always moved and impressed by its narrative and visual power, and always finding new angles of interest with each reread Her new graphic memoir, ARE YOU MY MOTHER , ostensibly centers around her mother this go around And while Wow I am having a hard time believing how much I disliked this book The two stars are for the drawings, not the text I found it recursive, uninteresting no, stultifying, masturbatory and at heart fairly hollow There are pages and pages of transcriptions from the writings of eminent Freudians, pages of Bechdel s therapy, and pages of the dreams of both Bechdel and eminent Freudians Perhaps my own psychoanalysis would be interesting to me though I doubt it someone else s surely is not De Wow I am having a hard time believing how much I disliked this book The two stars are I d strongly recommend Fun Home to pretty much everyone, but I wouldn t recommend Are You My Motherto almost anyone, including my own mother, who I see on here tried to read this after loving Fun Home which I gave her but then apparently gave up in disgust And I can totally guess why, as there s a lot in here that it s perfectly reasonable not to like.That said, I fiercely loved this book and it made me cry and cry Alison Bechdel is such a genius that I kind of just can t even deal with it I d strongly recommend Fun Home to pretty much everyone, but I wouldn t recommend Are You My Motherto almost anyone, including my own mother, who I see on here tried to read this after loving Fun Home which I gave her but then apparently gave up in disgust And I can totally guess why, as there s a lot in here that it s perfectly reasonable not to like.That said, I fiercely loved this book and it made me cry and cry Alison Bechdel is such a genius that I kind of just can t even deal with it, and this book is incredible in so many ways I m not sure I would ve felt this way if I hadn t re All books have a price of admission.With some books, this price is so low, we never notice it Maybe all it requires to read some things is very low level literacy and a willingness to turn pages Other books require thatliteracy More vocabulary or willingness to use a dictionary Many books, most notably literary or academic works require that you have knowledge of certain things to get in the door, so to speak Maybe you need to have read Kan This has been a very interesting read, different from Fun Home, in my recollection, by Bechdel s attempt to understand and relate understanding of her mother and their complex relationship through her self education in and personal experience of psychoanalysis There are dreams to be analyzed, comparison of their preferred authors Woolf for Alison, Plath for her mother Memories from childhood, both overtly happy and appearing quite sad And there are contemporaneous conversations, as moth This has been a very interesting read, different from Fun Home, in my recollection, by Bechdel s attempt to understand and relate understanding of her mother and their complex relationship through her self education in and personal experience of psychoanalysis There are dreams to be analyzed, comparison of their preferred authors Woolf for Alison, Plath for her mother Memories from childhood, both overtly happy and appearing quite sad And there are contemporaneous conversations, as mother and daughter test the ground between them.And tying it all together are Bechdel s drawings of her life This book is not as easily approachable as Fun Home It reflects all the difficulties the author experienced writing it But there is a depth pr A new chlorine resistant swimsuit Is there such a thing I think that means swimming in the buff but what do I know Got your attention Great,.this is one hell of a sophisticated intellectual and emotional graphic book Author Alison Bechdel is simply awesome there is just no other way to say it BOTH of HER BOOKS are PRICELESS.She says My mother composed me, as I now compose her This memoir is not all about her mother yet I loved how it felt so real how Alison was TRYING A new chlorine resistant swimsui A Graphic Memoir Of Alison Bechdel Becoming The Artist Her Mother Wanted To BeAlison Bechdel S Fun Home Was A Pop Culture And Literary Phenomenon Now, A Second Thrilling Tale Of Filial Sleuthery, This Time About Her Mother Voracious Reader, Music Lover, Passionate Amateur Actor Also A Woman, Unhappily Married To A Closeted Gay Man, Whose Artistic Aspirations Simmered Under The Surface Of Bechdel S Childhood And Who Stopped Touching Or Kissing Her Daughter Good Night, Forever, When She Was Seven Poignantly, Hilariously, Bechdel Embarks On A Quest For Answers Concerning The Mother Daughter Gulf It S A Richly Layered Search That Leads Readers From The Fascinating Life And Work Of The Iconic Twentieth Century Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, To One Explosively Illuminating Dr Seuss Illustration, To Bechdel S Own Serially Monogamous Adult Love Life And, Finally, Back To Mother To A Truce, Fragile And Real Time, That Will Move And Astonish All Adult Children Of Gifted Mothers