Vertigo A Memoir

ISBN-10: 1558613951

ISBN-13: 9781558613959

Edition: 2002

Authors: Louise A. DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta

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In her no-holds-barred family memoir, controversial scholar-critic Louise DeSalvo breaks the traditional silence around life for an Italian American girl coming of age in working-class Hoboken, New Jersey. Upon first publication, DeSalvo's memoir__which sifts through painful memories of childhood incest, a sister's suicide, a mother's psychotic depression, and a father's violent rage__enjoyed wide acclaim as an instant classic of the genre, written in "one of the most refreshing feminist voices around."-San Francisco Chronicle Marketing Plans: East Coast readings Extensively promoted with new anthology Taste This: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Identity Louise DeSalvo is professor of English at Hunter College. She has published thirteen books, including the acclaimed Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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