The Camera My Mother Gave Me

The Camera My Mother Gave Me by Susanna Kaysen 0679443908 9780679443902
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The Camera My Mother Gave Metakes us through Susanna Kaysens often comic, sometimes surreal encounters with all kinds of doctorsinternists, gynecologists, alternative health expertsas well as with her boyfriend and her friends, when suddenly, inexplicably, something went wrong with her vagina. The title comes from Luis Buuels filmViridiana. Some peasants are at a banquet in a country mansion. They ask a maid to take a group snapshot, and she obliges, lifting up her skirt and using the camera thats underneath. KaysensThe Camera My Mother Gave Meobserves what happens when sexual pleasure is replaced by pain. When eros goes away, she writes, its as if Im colorblind. The world is gray. But is this a problem of body, or mind? And can clinicians tease out the difference between the two? Spare, frank, and altogether original,The Camera My Mother Gave Mechallenges us to think in new ways about the centrality and power of sexuality. It is an extraordinary investigation into the role sex plays in perception and our notions of ourselvesand into what happens when the erotic impulse meets the world of medicine

Author: Susanna Kaysen

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 176

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2001-10-02

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