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Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

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In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been ... Show synopsis

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  • Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Trade paperback (2005)
    by Vivian Gornick, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by)

    Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

    Trade paperback, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2005
    English
    216 pages

    ISBN: 0374529965
    ISBN-13: 9780374529963

    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up ... Show more

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