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This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death Harold Brodkey

This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death

Harold Brodkey

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ISBN : 9781857025460
Hardcover
192 pages
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It is possible not to care for Harold Brodkeys obsessive, digressive, almost plotless fiction and still be moved by this memoir of his last sufferings until his death, in mid-1996, of AIDS. Brodkey was a writer for whom style was everything, but inMoreIt is possible not to care for Harold Brodkeys obsessive, digressive, almost plotless fiction and still be moved by this memoir of his last sufferings until his death, in mid-1996, of AIDS. Brodkey was a writer for whom style was everything, but in his own implacable and untimely mortality he found a subject before which style was nothing. In this assemblage of essays, journal entries, and brief notes, he confronts his illness from a clinical perspective without losing his ironic tone or his genius for minutiae. In a sense, Brodkey wrote nothing but autobiography throughout his career- this, then, is a fitting final chapter.