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Carmiel Banasky

The Suicide of Claire Bishop

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`My friend and former Hunter classmate, Sarah Eggers, wrote a poem years ago referencing an anecdote about Frida Kahlo that has never left me: Clare Boothe Luce, editor of Vanity Fare, commissioned Frida to paint a commemorative portrait of her close friend, Dorothy Hale, a Ziegfeld girl and struggling actress who had committed suicide. Frida took it upon herself to execute an `ex-voto` style painting, detailing Dorothy`s jump from the sixteenth floor of a building by Central Park, from which she lands upon a stage. Needless to say, Boothe was offended and horrified and thought of destroying it. The painting disappeared for many years, until it was donated anonymously to the Phoenix Art Museum. (I`ve only recently learned the there are several blogs and film projects dedicated to `The Suicide of Dorothy Hale,` uncovering the cynical mystery of her death. But that is another story.) The other theme of my novel--mental illness--stemmed from people close to me who had dealt with schizophrenia first-hand. There are so few novels that get close to this point of view, and even fewer in first-person. So, with their blessings and encouragement, I listened to their stories--from hallucinations to the alienation they felt around friends and family--and attempted to commit a version of their experiences to the page. I wrote this book so that I might understand them better, to enhance my own empathy, and to enter a voice into the literary dialogue that those with mental illness might recognize and that everyone elsemight relate to` -

Taal / Language : English

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280 pagina's
Januari 2015
567 gram
229 x 152 x 25 mm

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