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The suicide of Claire Bishop : a novel, Carmiel Banasky

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The suicide of Claire Bishop : a novel
Title
The suicide of Claire Bishop
Title remainder
a novel
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Carmiel Banasky
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My friend and former Hunter classmate, Sarah Eggers, wrote a poem years ago referencing an anecdote about Frida Kahlo that has never left me: Clare Boothe Luce, editor of Vanity Fare, commissioned Frida to paint a commemorative portrait of her close friend, Dorothy Hale, a Ziegfeld girl and struggling actress who had committed suicide. Frida took it upon herself to execute an "ex-voto" style painting, detailing Dorothy's jump from the sixteenth floor of a building by Central Park, from which she lands upon a stage. Needless to say, Boothe was offended and horrified and thought of destroying it. The painting disappeared for many years, until it was donated anonymously to the Phoenix Art Museum. (I've only recently learned the there are several blogs and film projects dedicated to "The Suicide of Dorothy Hale," uncovering the cynical mystery of her death. But that is another story.) The other theme of my novel--mental illness--stemmed from people close to me who had dealt with schizophrenia first-hand. There are so few novels that get close to this point of view, and even fewer in first-person. So, with their blessings and encouragement, I listened to their stories--from hallucinations to the alienation they felt around friends and family--and attempted to commit a version of their experiences to the page. I wrote this book so that I might understand them better, to enhance my own empathy, and to enter a voice into the literary dialogue that those with mental illness might recognize and that everyone else might relate to" --
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Title
The suicide of Claire Bishop
Creator
Summary
"My friend and former Hunter classmate, Sarah Eggers, wrote a poem years ago referencing an anecdote about Frida Kahlo that has never left me: Clare Boothe Luce, editor of Vanity Fare, commissioned Frida to paint a commemorative portrait of her close friend, Dorothy Hale, a Ziegfeld girl and struggling actress who had committed suicide. Frida took it upon herself to execute an "ex-voto" style painting, detailing Dorothy's jump from the sixteenth floor of a building by Central Park, from which she lands upon a stage. Needless to say, Boothe was offended and horrified and thought of destroying it. The painting disappeared for many years, until it was donated anonymously to the Phoenix Art Museum. (I've only recently learned the there are several blogs and film projects dedicated to "The Suicide of Dorothy Hale," uncovering the cynical mystery of her death. But that is another story.) The other theme of my novel--mental illness--stemmed from people close to me who had dealt with schizophrenia first-hand. There are so few novels that get close to this point of view, and even fewer in first-person. So, with their blessings and encouragement, I listened to their stories--from hallucinations to the alienation they felt around friends and family--and attempted to commit a version of their experiences to the page. I wrote this book so that I might understand them better, to enhance my own empathy, and to enter a voice into the literary dialogue that those with mental illness might recognize and that everyone elsemight relate to" --
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Genre
Tone
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Character
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10446743
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A63514
LC item number
S85 2015
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Carmiel Banasky
The suicide of Claire Bishop : a novel, Carmiel Banasky
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The suicide of Claire Bishop : a novel, Carmiel Banasky
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ocn903248023
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781938103087
Lccn
2015000623
System control number
(OCoLC)903248023

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