Certificate of Absence: Book by Sylvia Molloy

Certificate of Absence

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ISBN: 9780292711242    Publisher: University of Texas Press Year of publishing: 1989     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 132        
The novel centers around a woman writing in a small room. As she writes, remembering a past relationship and anticipating a future one, the room becomes a repository for nostalgia, violence, and desire,...Read more
The novel centers around a woman writing in a small room. As she writes, remembering a past relationship and anticipating a future one, the room becomes a repository for nostalgia, violence, and desire, a space in which writing and remembering become life-sustaining ceremonies. The narrator reflects on the power of love to both shelter and destroy. She meditates on the act of writing, specifically on writing as a woman, in a voice that goes against the grain of established, canonical voices.
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Molloy's first novel is something special. Her narrator is a writer and her writing is therapy. Through the act of creating literature, she deals with the loves and pains of her life: father,...Read more
Molloy's first novel is something special. Her narrator is a writer and her writing is therapy. Through the act of creating literature, she deals with the loves and pains of her life: father, mother, lovers and friends. It is a rare writer who can cloister her fiction in introspection and still keep up a pace that exercises a reader ...Molloy pulls this off.
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