The Resource I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman

I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman

Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir
Title
I'm supposed to protect you from all this
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nadja Spiegelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was both dazzling and daunting. As Nadja's body changed and "began to whisper to the adults around me in a language I did not understand," their relationship grew tense. Unwittingly, they were replaying a drama from her mother's past, a drama Nadja sensed but had never been told. Then, after college, her mother suddenly opened up to her. Françoise recounted her turbulent adolescence caught between a volatile mother and a playboy father, one of the first plastic surgeons in France. The weight of the difficult stories she told her daughter shifted the balance between them. It had taken an ocean to allow Françoise the distance to become her own person. At about the same age, Nadja made the journey in reverse, moving to Paris determined to get to know the woman her mother had fled. Her grandmother's memories contradicted her mother's at nearly every turn, but beneath them lay a difficult history of her own. Nadja emerged with a deeper understanding of how each generation reshapes the past in order to forge ahead, their narratives both weapon and defense, eternally in conflict. Every reader will recognize herself and her family in this gorgeous and heartbreaking memoir, which helps us to see why sometimes those who love us best hurt us most"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spiegelman, Nadja
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.S62
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spiegelman, Nadja
  • Women authors, American
  • Women artists
  • Women authors, American
  • Women artists
  • Women
  • Women artists
  • Mothers and daughters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman
Link
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953848803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101627754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 940357
  • C8F2F122-DFE6-4949-BCE7-0407029B97F9
System control number
(OCoLC)953848803
Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953848803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101627754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 940357
  • C8F2F122-DFE6-4949-BCE7-0407029B97F9
System control number
(OCoLC)953848803

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