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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families by [Toibin, Colm]
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“A typical Tóibín essay describes the arc of a writer’s development and life, and uses the writer’s own words to draw graceful conclusions about his temperament and biography…Tóibín’s skill at glossing the lives of great writers is on display in his latest essay collection.” (Andrew Martin Bookforum)

“Tóibín finds an engaging multiplicity of detail. And his critical voice is as seductive as the widely varying voices in his novels.” (Donna Rifkind Barnes & Noble Review)

“Tóibín is a masterly novelist who is also a fine critic…powerful.” (Mira Sethi Wall Street Journal)

“[Toibin possesses a] vast understanding of fiction and its uses, and a mind that processes novels and ideas like a rumbling supercomputer...Mr. Toibin is such an adept and morally serious close reader that his criticism becomes nearly as galvanizing as his fiction. There really aren’t, it turns out, any new ways to kill your mother, at least not artistically. But all the old ways, in Mr. Toibin’s telling, still work rather beautifully.” (Dwight Garner The New York Times)

“[A] lively exploration of writers and their families…Fascinating.” (Melissa Maerz Entertainment Weekly)

“[Tóibín writes] shrewdly and passionately as both critic and novelist.” (Fred Setterberg Minneapolis Star Tribune)

“Like all fine critics, Tóibín inspires readers to go back to the work, and he brings a human aspect to the works of seemingly deracinated authors like Beckett and Jorge Luis Borges…It’s a pleasure to watch Tóibín rove through 19th and 20th-century literary history.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Tóibín excels when discussing craft…[New Ways to Kill Your Mother is] chock-full of biographic detail that will interest ardent readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Tóibín undertakes a series of sophisticated dissections of the ways in which writers fashion art from the raw material of their often wretched family circumstances…This book adds up to a wide-ranging and enlightening study of the close interaction between the potentially stifling family and the individual spirit of the writer.” (The Sunday Times (UK))

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“A typical Tóibín essay describes the arc of a writer’s development and life, and uses the writer’s own words to draw graceful conclusions about his temperament and biography…Tóibín’s skill at glossing the lives of great writers is on display in his latest essay collection.” (Andrew Martin Bookforum)

“Tóibín finds an engaging multiplicity of detail. And his critical voice is as seductive as the widely varying voices in his novels.” (Donna Rifkind Barnes & Noble Review)

“Tóibín is a masterly novelist who is also a fine critic…powerful.” (Mira Sethi Wall Street Journal)

“[Toibin possesses a] vast understanding of fiction and its uses, and a mind that processes novels and ideas like a rumbling supercomputer...Mr. Toibin is such an adept and morally serious close reader that his criticism becomes nearly as galvanizing as his fiction. There really aren’t, it turns out, any new ways to kill your mother, at least not artistically. But all the old ways, in Mr. Toibin’s telling, still work rather beautifully.” (Dwight Garner The New York Times)

“[A] lively exploration of writers and their families…Fascinating.” (Melissa Maerz Entertainment Weekly)

“[Tóibín writes] shrewdly and passionately as both critic and novelist.” (Fred Setterberg Minneapolis Star Tribune)

“Like all fine critics, Tóibín inspires readers to go back to the work, and he brings a human aspect to the works of seemingly deracinated authors like Beckett and Jorge Luis Borges…It’s a pleasure to watch Tóibín rove through 19th and 20th-century literary history.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Tóibín excels when discussing craft…[New Ways to Kill Your Mother is] chock-full of biographic detail that will interest ardent readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

Product details

  • File Size: 1898 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (June 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061Q6BP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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