|Title:||A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century: A Memoir|
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|Publisher:||Counterpoint; First Edition edition (March 1, 2009)|
There is little sex in this pocket history of sex. What you have is a memoir that is powerful and affecting. Jane deal with memory of her fractured family, her father committing suicide, in despair with designing soulless buildings and harassed for his bi-sexuality, when she is 9 or ten and her mother descending into madness as the children form a band the three of them to cope before the mother is institutionalized and the children placed with an aunt wiht four children. It si aso great fun and fitting for the offbeat zaniness of Jane.
Jane Vandenburgh's life began normally enough. Born into a certain kind of family -affluent, white. Fortunately there is a lot more to this book as there is with everything Jane Vandenburg writes. This memoir picks up where Jane Vandenburgh's novel Failure to Zigzag left off, an unforgettable trip that begins with a noir childhood in Southern California of the '50s. Published on May 15, 2009. Published on March 3, 2009.
Vandenburgh, Jane Family. Rubrics: Problem families. by James R. Gregory with Jack G. Wiechmann. ISBN: 0844233072 Author: Gregory, James R. Publication & Distribution: Lincolnwood, IL. NTC Business Books, (c)1999. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir, Jane Vandenburgh.
Jane Vandenburgh’s memoir is a survival story, a tale of how she overcame a strange and sad childhood to become a strange, complicated and slightly less sad adult. Ms. Vandenburgh has an interesting mind. The book’s messy second half is full of gripping set pieces, especially her pointillistic retelling of the night she and her second husband were mowed down and seriously injured by a car in Berkeley. I never have much of a damper on my mind, Ms. Vandenburgh tells us, and barely have one on my mouth, so I tend to say things as they come to me. That is this book’s tragic flaw and also the source of its not inconsiderable charm. A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century. Home All Categories Biography Books Women's Biographies A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century: A Memoir. ISBN13: 9781582435596. A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century : A Memoir. The author's father, a respectable architect with homosexual desires, can't construct a future for himself within the lie he's living, commits suicide, leaving behind a bohemian leaning wife and three young children.
Vandenburgh is the author of two novels, Failure to Zig-Zag (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1989), The Physics of Sunset (Pantheon 1999), and two books of memoir, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century (Counterpoint 2009) and The Wrong Dog Dream: A True Romance(Counterpoint, 2013), which is an intense parallel narrative of dog ownership and a new marriage while living. Once a recipient of the Mildred Sherrod Bissinger Memorial Endowed Fellowship, Vandenburgh now teaches a yearlong course in the book length narrative through the Djerassi Artists Residency program in Woodside, California, as well as an annual workshop at Fishtrap: Writing and the West in Oregon. Interview with Jane Vandenburgh.
Born into "a certain kind of family"-affluent, white, Protestant-Jane Vandenburgh came of age when the sexual revolution was sweeping the cultural landscape, making its mark in a way that would change our manners and mores forever. But what began as an all-American life soon spun off and went spectacularly awry. In the midst of private trauma and loss, Vandenburgh delights in revealing larger truths about American culture and her life within it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily wise, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century is a brilliant blend of memoir and cultural revelation. Format Hardback 400 pages.
Vandenburgh and her two brothers were taken to live with an aunt and uncle who already had four kids of their own. The first half of the book, which recalls this lonely and troubled childhood, is exquisitely written and awash with poignant, moving details, like her description of how she left down the lid of her record-player after her mother was committed so that it would keep trapped forever the air her mother had breathed
The Vandenburgh Seniors awwwwnd the Whites awwwwnd the -Rolands all own houses, plural, she goes on, and did we imagine this was anything that got them immediately into their version of heaven? Honestly? She glances up from what she is doing, one eye winked shut against the upward bloom of her cigarette smoke. She inhales smoke, changes brushes in the water jar. Shitheels, she pronounces, whispering to herself. Excerpted from A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century by Jane Vandenburgh. Excerpted by permission of Counterpoint.
It would be a useful reference for a student who wants to evaluate how an author uses diction and anecdotes. Sex and suicide: Exploring the dark, funny mind of Jane Vandenburgh. Readers are often counseled not to judge a book by its cover. They also shouldn't judge a book by its title.