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felman ist witzig, treffsicher und genau in ihrer Analyse - auch wenn es dabei um Sie selbst geht und möglicherweise schmerzhaft wird.

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In Cravings Jyl Lynn Felman, acclaimed writer and performance artist, offers us her family stories. But they're not the stories you might expect from a midwestern Jewish family. The youngest of three sisters in a Jewish American family in Dayton, Ohio, Jyl Lynn Felman understood More...
early in life how to get what she needed in a family that couldn't speak about feelings. The Felman sisters expressed their longings in dramatic ways: One sister became bulimic, and Jyl learned at age fourteen that hyperventilating would award her a special relationship with her mother. As a child Jyl was obsessed with the F word. As an adult she shoplifted: Throwing clothes off the rack onto her wheelchair-bound mother's lap, she ran out of a department store, shouting, Out of the way, my mother's going to be sick! Later she writes about how her mother's enforced silence from Parkinson's disease triggered her own unspoken needs. In this memoir filled with extraordinarily vivid images of her obsessive love for her mother, Felman writes of her own cravings in the sensual experience of her childhood - the taste of her mother's cooking, the feel of her touch. As an adult, she craves the delicious and forbidden shrimp cooked by her lesbian lover. Through her family stories Felman offers a fearless and original tale of the universal desire for love and connection.


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Umfang:192 Seiten
Verlag:Houghton Mifflin

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    almavor 9 Jahren
    Kurzmeinung: felman ist witzig, treffsicher und genau in ihrer Analyse - auch wenn es dabei um Sie selbst geht und möglicherweise schmerzhaft wird.
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    Jyl Felman is an excellent writer who captures very moving and powerful experiences in an economical style that held my attention and had me wanting more. Ms. Felman juggles many emotions in this short work. The reader finds herself dealing with mother/daughter relationships, Jewish history, feminism, lesbianism, the Holocaust, and food.
    On the oher hand I have to admit, that I like others felt that her book was self-indulgent, self-pleasing WHICH IS indeed the right of an auther and not due to their readers preferences.
    Her usage of indecipherable punctuation has been critizised by many but still fits perfectly as it makes the novel so personal as one would expect this out of a biographical piece - still "almost every other paragraph seems to be either a request for pity or a request that one concur that the world is a rotten place. In transactional analysis, such cynisism and victimhood is known as grievance collecting, and one does begin to feel that one is functioning as Ms. Felman's therapist."
    I agree but still recommend this book for it is compelling and contains a lot of knowledge of Jewish history and psychological insight.


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