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In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House: A Memoir


In the Dream House: A Memoir

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4.5/5 (256 valoraciones)
Longitud:
5 horas
Publicado:
Dec 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781684572793
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Audiolibro

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Lambda Award winner…

Masterfully weaving together dozens of genres, from gothic and folktales, to lesbian pulp and road trips, Carmen Maria Machado tells the frightening story of a past relationship with an abusive girlfriend in this memoir that breaks open a new way of nonfiction storytelling. It won the Lammy for best LGBTQ+ nonfiction.

Descripción

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

Publicado:
Dec 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781684572793
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Sobre el autor

Carmen Maria Machado estudió en el prestigioso Writers’ Workshop de la Universidad de Iowa. Es autora de cuentos y textos ensayísticos y críticos que han aparecido en publicaciones como The New Yorker, Granta, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Paris Review, AGNI, NPR, Gulf Coast, Los Angeles Review of Books y VICE. En Anagrama ha publicado Su cuerpo y otras fiestas, finalista del National Book Award y del International Dylan Thomas Prize.

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  • "Her Body and Other Parties" author Carmen Maria Machado, whose grandfather immigrated to the US from Cuba, doesn't just break all the rules with her marvelous memoir — she transcends them. Masterfully weaving together dozens of genres, from gothic and folktales, to lesbian pulp and road trips, Machado tells the frightening story of a past relationship with an abusive girlfriend. "In the Dream House" breaks the destructive silence surrounding abusive queer relationships — and breaks open a new way of nonfiction storytelling. Winner of the 2020 Lambda Award for best LGBTQ Nonfiction.

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  • (5/5)

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    Extremely powerful and absolutely harrowing. Machado brings her striking, electrifying writing style to bear on the complex, taboo, and often deliberately obscured topic of domestic abuse within queer relationships.

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    Singlehandedly the best book I've ever read, and I read over 100 books a year. Everyone, no matter what you identify as, should read this book. I've bought this for every single one of my friends for them to read

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    I’m speechless as to what to write. Machado’s memoir is most necessary as we look forward to learn from relationships gone wrong that start off so right and how it’s tough to move away when you feel so trapped... I’m glad Machado was the one to narrate her tale and she does it so well! Loved following along with the book by my side so as to follow up on the footnotes on the page too!

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