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Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary Lib/E: Stories

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Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary Lib/E: Stories

By  Johanna Kaplan , Preface by  Francine Prose , Read by  Nicole Poole
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A funny, fresh, and brilliantly insightful collection of stories from a beloved writer, with a new introduction by Francine Prose

Johanna Kaplan's beautifully written stories first burst on the literary scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Today they have retained all of their depth, surprise, and humor--their simultaneously scathing, hilarious, and compassionate insight into character and behavior. From Miriam, home from school with the measles, to Louise, the daughter of a family that fled Vienna for the Dominican Republic, to Naomi, a young psychiatrist, her heroines are fierce, tender, funny, and cuttingly smart.

At once specific to a particular period, place, and milieu--mainly, Jewish New York in the decades after World War II--Kaplan's stories resonate with universal significance. In this new collection, which includes both early and later stories, unforgettably vivid characters are captured in all of their forceful presence and singularity, their foolishness and their wisdom, their venality and their nobility, while, hovering in the background, the inexorable passage of time and the unending pull of memory render silent judgment.

In its pitch-perfect command of dialogue matched with interwoven subtleties of insight and feeling and a masterful control of language, Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary is itself a timeless collection of the finest work by one of the most extraordinary talents of our age.

ISBN: 9798200853199

ISBN-10: 9798200853199

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 02/15/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/15/2022 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Short Stories (single author)

Jewish

Women