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The Resource Divorcing, Susan Taubes ; introduction by David Rieff

Divorcing, Susan Taubes ; introduction by David Rieff

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Divorcing
Title
Divorcing
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Susan Taubes ; introduction by David Rieff
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eng
Summary
"A stunning novel about childhood, marriage, and divorce by one of the most interesting minds of the 20th century, now back in print for the first time since 1969. Sophie Blind is starting a new life. She has left her husband Ezra and taken her three children to Paris. She has lovers there and another in New York. She is lecturing and writing. And she is compulsively reviewing her own history, having resumed the "lifelong struggle" of "coming into consciousness." The task of reclaiming her existence is all the more urgent because, even as Sophie Blind undertakes this necessary transformation-Sophie Blind is dead. Dream and reality overlap in Divorcing, a book in which divorcing is not just a matter of marital collapse but names a rift that runs right through the inner and outer worlds of its brilliant but desperate protagonist. Can the rift be mended? Perhaps in the form of a novel, one that goes back from present day New York to her childhood in pre-World War II Budapest, that revisits the divorce between her Freudian father and her fickle mother, and finds a place for a host of further tensions and contradictions of Sophie's life now. The question that haunts Divorcing, however, is whether any novel can be fleet and bitter and true and light enough to gather up all the darkness of a given life. Susan Taubes's startlingly original novel was published in 1969 but largely ignored; after the author's tragic early death, it was forgotten. Its republication presents a chance to rediscover a dazzling intense and inventive writer whose work in many ways anticipates the fragmentary, glancing, lyrical novels that Renata Adler and Elizabeth Hardwick would write in the 1970s"--
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10927938
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Taubes, Susan
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no index present
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fiction
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Rieff, David
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Intellectuals
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
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Divorcing, Susan Taubes ; introduction by David Rieff
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Originally published in 1969
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1133278332
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781681374949
Lccn
2020010234
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1133278332
Label
Divorcing, Susan Taubes ; introduction by David Rieff
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1969
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1133278332
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781681374949
Lccn
2020010234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1133278332

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