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by Rick Moody

Author: Rick Moody
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (2004)
Pages: 328 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.7
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Two families intimately and dangerously converge in this boldly dark and tempestuous novel A potentially devastating blizzard approaches New Canaan, Connecticut, while internal forces of desire, frustration, and ennui threaten to tear apart two quintessentially affluent, suburban families. Elena Hood rightfully suspects her husband, Benjamin, is having an affair with neighbor Janey Williams, while Benjamin resents Elena and his mounting feelings of ineptitude

Moody's memoir The Black Veil (2002) won the NAMI/Ken Book Award and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art .

Moody's memoir The Black Veil (2002) won the NAMI/Ken Book Award and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. The Diviners was released in 2005

As Moody warns us, "My book and my life are written in fits, more like epilepsy than like a narrative"

As Moody warns us, "My book and my life are written in fits, more like epilepsy than like a narrative". He riffs brilliantly on the paradox that acceptance of alcoholism is the first step to its cure, but that it is a condition which (by definition) resists acknowledgement by the sufferer. With a flourish worthy of Freud, he then compares this state to being veiled from oneself. The veil and his malady become metonyms for Moody the writer, statements of identity that rely upon concealment: "We need a part of us that will never be known, so that the more we reveal, the more we are enveloped in veils, layers that refuse to be known. such that any memoir is a fiction".

Alex Clark is harangued by Rick Moody's presumptuous and wheedling memoir, The Black Veil. From its stuttering, quietly urgent beginning to its grandly hyperbolic final sentences, Rick Moody's first full-length work of non-fiction is designed to wrongfoot you, to circumvent your immediate reactions and to finesse them into ambiguity and disarray. So confident is Moody in this that he provides you with a little friendly advice about how best to read him. "Get to know my book," he writes, "the way you would get to know me: in the fullness of time, hesitantly, irritably, impatiently, uncertainly, pityingly, generously.

In his genre-bending memoir, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, delves into not only .

In his genre-bending memoir, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, delves into not only his own tormenting struggle with depression and alcoholism but also the pathos inherent in American society. Beginning with his childhood and widening his gaze to his ancestral past, Moody elegantly details the events that led him to admit himself to a psychiatric hospital. Remarkably broad in scope and full of Moody’s witticisms and brilliantly crafted prose, The Black Veil is an extraordinary exploration of both personal and cultural shame that transcends the expectations of a memoir. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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On a higher level we find fictions that men eagerly believe, regardless of the evidence, because they gratify some wish. Martin Buber,I and Thou.

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In this searing, brilliantly acclaimed memoir, one of the most admired writers of his generation reveals how a decade of alcohol, drugs, and other indulgences led him not to the palace of wisdom but to a psychiatric hospital in one of New York's less exalted boroughs.