The Reenactments A Memoir

Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393344646
Size: 18.18 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 23

A literary tour de force about the making of a film and representation from a master of the memoir form. For Nick Flynn, that game we all play—the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game—has been resolved. The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father's long run of homelessness and his mother's suicide. Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro's first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea. The result is a mesmerizingly sharp-edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness, representation, and grief.

The Reenactments A Memoir

Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393344356
Size: 19.89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 23

The author of The Ticking Is the Bomb recounts the making of the film adaptation of his award-winning memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, during which he surreally experienced the recreations of central events in his life by A-list celebrities. Original. 30,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571265411
Size: 18.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 69

Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this mystery father - self-proclaimed poet (and greatest American novelist since Mark Twain), descendant of the Romanov dynasty, alcoholic, and con-man doing time for bank robbery - but there had been no contact. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (a phrase Flynn senior uses to describe his life on the streets) tells the story of the eerie trajectory that led Nick and his father into that homeless shelter, onto those streets, and finally to each other. With a raw authenticity, telling honesty and a dark but necessary humour, Nick Flynn's memoir breathes new life and vigour into the form. In passionate and playful prose Another Bullshit Night in Suck City illuminates the emotional and physical consequences of a relationship between father and son that exists, if at all, in a void.

A Field Guide For Immersion Writing

Author: Robin Hemley
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820342559
Size: 13.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 87

Discusses the various types of immersion writing, including travel, memoir, and journalism, and explains some of the issues that writers encounter in reporting about the factual world and in describing other people and their own inner experiences.

Man Of War

Author: Charlie Schroeder
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142196809
Size: 17.36 MB
Format: PDF
View: 63

Traces the author's visits to reenactment sites throughout America where the author has participated in stagings of famous military battles, explaining the motivations behind such activities and the ways in which active participation taught him about historical events.

The Ticking Is The Bomb A Memoir

Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077032
Size: 13.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 40

"A beautiful, intelligent book that renders pain both ordinary and extraordinary into art."—Susanna Sonnenberg, San Francisco Chronicle In 2007, during the months before Nick Flynn’s daughter’s birth, his growing outrage and obsession with torture, exacerbated by the Abu Ghraib photographs, led him to Istanbul to meet some of the Iraqi men depicted in those photos. Haunted by a history of addiction, a relationship with his unsteady father, and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, Flynn artfully interweaves in this memoir passages from his childhood, his relationships with women, and his growing obsession—a questioning of terror, torture, and the political crimes we can neither see nor understand in post-9/11 American life. The time bomb of the title becomes an unlikely metaphor and vehicle for exploring the fears and joys of becoming a father. Here is a memoir of profound self-discovery—of being lost and found, of painful family memories and losses, of the need to run from love, and of the ability to embrace it again.

Afterglow A Dog Memoir

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802188786
Size: 19.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 23

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer’s life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog’s wellbeing, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie’s death, Afterglow (a dog memoir) launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner. Through this lens, we witness Myles’s experiences with intimacy and spirituality, celebrity and politics, alcoholism and recovery, fathers and family history, as well as the fantastical myths we spin to get to the heart of grief. Moving from an imaginary talk show where Rosie is interviewed by Myles’s childhood puppet to a critical reenactment of the night Rosie mated with another pit bull, from lyrical transcriptions of their walks to Rosie’s enlightened narration from the afterlife, Afterglow (a dog memoir) illuminates all that it can mean when we dedicate our existence to a dog.