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Tigers Eye: A Memoir
Tigers Eye: A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 0743206002 9780743206006 A decade ago...I fell ill.Fall is the appropriate word; it is almost as alarming and quite as precipitous as falling in love. <P> So begins Inga Clendinne
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Tigers Eye: A Memoir by Inga Clendinnen

A decade ago...I fell ill.Fall is the appropriate word; it is almost as alarming and quite as precipitous as falling in love. <P> So begins Inga Clendinnens beautifully written, revelatory memoir exploring the working of human memory and the construction of the self. In her early fifties, Clendinnen, Australias award-winning historian of Mayan and Aztec history, was struck with an incurable liver disease, immobilized and forced to give up formal research and teaching. From her sickness comes a striking realization of literacys protean possibilities: that writing can be a vital refuge from the debilitation of the body, and that the imagination can blossom as the body is enfeebled. <P> Exiled from both society and the solace of history, and awaiting the mysterious interventions of medical science, Clendinnen begins to write: about her childhood in Australia, her parents, her neighbors, her own history. In addition to recovering half-forgotten stories -- about the town baker and his charming horse, Herbie, about the three elderly, reclusive sisters who let her into their clandestine world -- Clendinnen invents new ones to escape t

Author: Inga Clendinnen

Language: English

Edition: 1st Scribner Ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2001-07-17

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ISBN: 0743206002


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