The Resource Marble skin : a novel, Slavenka Drakulic ; translated from the French by Greg Mosse

Marble skin : a novel, Slavenka Drakulic ; translated from the French by Greg Mosse

Label
Marble skin : a novel
Title
Marble skin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Slavenka Drakulic ; translated from the French by Greg Mosse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • frehrv
  • eng
Summary
"A sculptor carves a statue out of ice-cold, smooth, glittering marble and calls it "My Mother's Body." Her mother sees the sculpture, recognizes in it all the pain and frustration of their relationship over the years, and tries to take her own life. Forced together by this near tragedy, the daughter sits at her mother's bedside and relives her childhood years, confronting the specter of sexual conflict that haunts their pasts." "Remembering this remote and beautiful woman, she must also remember the man who invaded their lives long ago, who insinuated and seduced his way first into her mother's affections and then, unforgiveably, into her own...." "Creating a scandal when it was first published in the former Yugoslavia, this provocative and immensely readable novel explodes one of the last taboos in our western culture - the image of the sexual mother. Marble Skin explores the darkest recesses of the female psyche and exposes the destructive power of sexual desire when forced to compete with the bonds of maternal love." "A worthy successor to her previous novel Holograms of Fear, Marble Skin should guarantee Slavenka Drakulic her position as one of the most influential women writing in Europe today."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drakulic, Slavenka
Dewey number
891.8/235
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG1619.14.R34
LC item number
M7313 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mothers and daughters
Label
Marble skin : a novel, Slavenka Drakulic ; translated from the French by Greg Mosse
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Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (188 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036699486
Label
Marble skin : a novel, Slavenka Drakulic ; translated from the French by Greg Mosse
Link
Publication
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (188 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036699486

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