In the Shadow of Memory / Edition 1

In the Shadow of Memory / Edition 1

by Floyd Skloot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803293224

ISBN-13: 9780803293229

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores…  See more details below

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In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, and learning a new way to be at home in the world. Combining the author’s skills as a poet and novelist, this book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803293229
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
American Lives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Part 1Gray Area
1.Gray Area: Thinking with a Damaged Brain3
2.Wild in the Woods: Confessions of a Demented Man18
3.In the Shadow of Memory29
4.Reeling through the World: Thoughts on the Loss of Balance43
5.Living Memory55
Part 2The Family Story
6.The Painstaking Historian71
7.Zip87
8.Dating Slapsie103
9.The Family Story114
10.The Year of the 49-Star Flag132
Part 3A Measure of Acceptance
11.Kismet151
12.Counteracting the Powers of Darkness165
13.What Is This and What Do I Do with It?178
14.A Measure of Acceptance195
15.Jangled Bells: Meditations on Hamlet and the Power to Know208
16.The Watery Labyrinth218
17.Tomorrow Will Be Today229

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