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The Resource In the darkroom, Susan Faludi

In the darkroom, Susan Faludi

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In the darkroom
Title
In the darkroom
Statement of responsibility
Susan Faludi
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. 'In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things -- obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.' So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father -- long estranged and living in Hungary -- had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be 'a complete woman now' connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who'd built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful -- and virulent -- nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's reinvented self takes her across borders -- historical, political, religious, sexual -- to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you 'choose,' or is it the very thing you can't escape? "--
  • ""In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things--obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness." So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father--long estranged and living in Hungary--had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be "a complete woman now" connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful--and virulent--nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's reinvented self takes her across borders--historical, political, religious, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Intended audience
  • Adult
  • Adult
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
In the darkroom, Susan Faludi
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F1B218CF-C226-4552-A572-EAE1FB438FA4
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unknown
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Returns and Departures -- Rear Window -- The Original from the Copy -- Home Insecurity -- The Person You Were Meant to Be -- It's Not Me Anymore -- His Body into Pieces. Hers. -- On the Altar of the Homeland -- Râaday 9 -- Something More and Something Other -- A Lady Is a Lady Whatever the Case May Be -- The Mind Is a Black Box -- Learn to Forget -- Some Kind of Psychic Disturbance -- The Grand Hotel Royal -- Smitten in the Hinder Parts -- The Subtle Poison of Adjustment -- You're Out of the Woods -- The Transformation of the Patient Is Without a Doubt -- Pity, O God, the Hungarian -- All the Female Steps -- Paid Up -- Getting Away with It -- The Pregnancy of the World -- Escape
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First edition.
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1 online resource
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electronic
Isbn
9780805095999
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computer
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rdamedia
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Label
In the darkroom, Susan Faludi
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F1B218CF-C226-4552-A572-EAE1FB438FA4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Returns and Departures -- Rear Window -- The Original from the Copy -- Home Insecurity -- The Person You Were Meant to Be -- It's Not Me Anymore -- His Body into Pieces. Hers. -- On the Altar of the Homeland -- Râaday 9 -- Something More and Something Other -- A Lady Is a Lady Whatever the Case May Be -- The Mind Is a Black Box -- Learn to Forget -- Some Kind of Psychic Disturbance -- The Grand Hotel Royal -- Smitten in the Hinder Parts -- The Subtle Poison of Adjustment -- You're Out of the Woods -- The Transformation of the Patient Is Without a Doubt -- Pity, O God, the Hungarian -- All the Female Steps -- Paid Up -- Getting Away with It -- The Pregnancy of the World -- Escape
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780805095999
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f1b218cf-c226-4552-a572-eae1fb438fa4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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