Notes From Childhood

By Norah Lange

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Here a series of luminous vignettes describe the childhood of Argentina’s rediscovered modernist writer. Self-contained, interconnected fragments begin with her family’s departure to Mendoza in 1910 and end with their return to Buenos Aires and the death of her father in 1915. Lange’s notes tell intimate, half-understood stories from the seemingly peaceful realm of childhood, a realm inhabited by an eccentric narrator searching for clues on womanhood and her own identity.

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A series of luminous vignettes describe the childhood of Argentina’s rediscoveredmodernist writer. Self-contained, interconnected fragments begin with herfamily’s departure to Mendoza in 1910 and end with their return to Buenos Airesand the death of her father in 1915. Lange’s notes tell intimate,half-understood stories from the seemingly peaceful realm of childhood, a realminhabited by an eccentric narrator searching for clues on womanhood and her ownidentity. She watches: her pubescent older sister, bathing naked in themoonlight; the death of a horse; and herself, a changeable and untimely girl.How she cried, when lifted onto a table and dressed as a boy, and how shelaughed, climbing onto the kitchen roof in men’s clothing and throwing bricksto announce her performance. Lange makes her domestic setting into a laboratorywhere strangeness and eroticism combine in a delicate, daring flashes ofliterary brilliance.

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

863.62 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K

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Notes From Childhood

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