Unlimited [Philosophy Book] ✓ W-3 - by Bette Howland ↠

  • Title: W-3
  • Author: Bette Howland
  • ISBN: 9780670748631
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover

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    Bette Howland
    Writer, critic, and MacArthur Genius grant recipient Bette Howland died last week at the age of 80 No matter what her subject is, Mrs Howland is always looking for the bone and marrow of Chicago, Christopher Lehmann Haupt wrote in a 1978 review of Blue in Chicago And always the prose with which she searches is arrhythmical, nervous, self questioning, passionate You can t fall into step with her, because the moment you do she shifts her cadence and takes off for another part of town, another time, another thing about Chicago However, though much awarded and clearly brilliant, she has in recent years been or less forgotten by the literary establishment What happened to a career that held such talent and promise A.N Devers asked in a 2015 piece about Howland and her rediscovery by Brigid Hughes, Howland was nomadic and often lived in isolation Why did she retreat from what she had earned for herself What role has the literary community played in allowing her work to fall from memory Her son Jacob thinks the MacArthur is part of the answer Indeed, she didn t publish anything else after winning the award.


    Robert Vaughan
    This was an intense read, almost claustrophobic in the manner in which almost all of the novel takes place inside an institution. The writing is narrative and dark, mostly external descriptions of the other occupants, and their multiple meetings, questionable reasons for being on the inside, and quirks. My only wish was more internal development of the protagonist. But the book also reminded me of my own Aunt Rita, who's mental health was a challenge for her entire life. And the sadness of her f [...]

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