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The Daughter
     

The Daughter

by Roberta Allen
 

Fiction. In these short short stories, Roberta Allen shadows images of deepening loss and confusion as memory overtakes a fleeing expatriate. No matter where you run, you can't hide from yourself. "Snapshots of the ineffable. In disquieting landscapes often distorted by the gaze of the other, Roberta Allen manages to tell with the language of subtlety the most

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Fiction. In these short short stories, Roberta Allen shadows images of deepening loss and confusion as memory overtakes a fleeing expatriate. No matter where you run, you can't hide from yourself. "Snapshots of the ineffable. In disquieting landscapes often distorted by the gaze of the other, Roberta Allen manages to tell with the language of subtlety the most poignant of stories"—Luisa Valenzuela.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789993319092
Publisher:
Autonomedia
Publication date:
06/01/1992
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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John Ashberry
"Roberta Allen transmits the pain and compensating strangeness of living in vinettes as urgent and inegnamic as telegrams. This is a stunning novella."

Meet the Author


Roberta Allen is the author of eight books, including two collections of short fiction, The Traveling Woman (Vehicle Editions, 1986) and CERTAIN PEOPLE (Coffee House Press, 2007); a novella in short short stories, THE DAUGHTER (Autonomedia, 1992); a memoir, AMAZON DREAM (City Lights Publishers, 1992); the novel THE DREAMING GIRL (Painted Leaf Press, 2000, and Ellipsis Press, 2011); and several writing guides. Allen was on the faculty of The New School for many years and has also taught at Columbia University. She was a Tennessee Williams Fellow in Fiction in 1998. An established visual artist, she has exhibited worldwide, with work in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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