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  In the dark room : a journey in memory

Dillon, Brian
Language : EnglishDublin : Penguin Ireland, 2005245 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 23 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 1-844-88046-X.
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How does memory work? Some years after losing both his parents - his mother when he was sixteen, his father when he was on the cusp of adulthood - Brian Dillon suffered a breakdown that forced him to confront this fundamental question.
"In the Dark Room" tells the story of Dillon's encounters with the family photographs and familiar objects in which memory resides; with the childhood home whose ordinary rooms and portals give shape to his recollections; and with his own recalcitrant body, which - through hypochondria and psychosomatic disease - conspired with his mind to structure the empty time of grief and to produce nagging metaphors of his mother's chronic illness. Dillon draws on centuries of literature, philosophy and visual art to help him interpret the relics of his parents and of his childhood, and to discern the shape of the remembering mind.
"In the dark room" is as brave as it is brilliant, an arresting debut from a writer of enormous originality, intensity and ambition.

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