History Lessons : A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain
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Yayıncı Overlook ( 05 / 2014 ) ISBN 9781468303681 | Ciltli | 13,97x20,32x2,79 cm. | İngilizce | 288 Sayfa | Türler Anı, Mektup
History Lessons Born in Louisiana to a soon-to-be absent father and an alcoholic mother--who tried to drown him in a bathtub when he was three--Clifton Crais spent his childhood perched beside his mother on a too-tall bar stool, living with relatives too old or infirmed to care for him, or rambling on his own through New Orleans, a city both haunted and created by memory. Indeed, it is memory--both elusive and essential--that forms the center of Crais's beautifully rendered memoir "History Lessons." In an effort to restore his own, Crais brings the tools of his formal training as a historian to bear on himself and his family. He interviews his sisters and his mother, revis...