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Afflictions & Departures

Essays
Sonik, Madeline (Book - 2011 )
Afflictions & Departures


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Literary Nonfiction. AFFLICTIONS AND DEPARTURES is a collection of first-person experiential essays. However, this is not the realm of traditional memoir—in addition to incidents and feelings recaptured from memory, Sonik seeks out connections between the microcosm of the daily events of her childhood and adolescence, and the social, historical, and scientific trends of the time. AFFLICTIONS AND DEPARTURES begins by considering the turbulent and changing nature of the world in the late 1950s and early 1960s—the world in which the author was conceived and born. Like many couples of that era, Madeline Sonik's parents focused on shared social and economic ambitions at the expense of authentic personal feeling. These ambitions would erode and, by the 1970s, completely collapse. These essays are as incisive as they are moving, and leave the reader with a sense of history as it was lived, not as it is codified in countless textbooks.

Authors: Sonik, Madeline, 1960-
Title: Afflictions & departures
essays
Publisher: Vancouver :, Anvil Press,, c2011
Characteristics: 182 p. :,port. ;,22 cm.
Contents: First passage
Korean moon
Shadows
Superman
Intercourse
For posterity
The construction of frames
Easter
The truth about fairies
Red
Ashes
Cemeteries
Wishes
Fetters
Afflictions
Flush
Hacking
Awards & Distinctions: City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, 2012
Alternate Title: Afflictions and departures
ISBN: 1897535678
9781897535677
Branch Call Number: 814.6 SON
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