Dora: A Headcase. likes. The new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch (author of The Chronology of Water). Dora: A Headcase. Lidia Yuknavitch, intro. by Chuck Palahniuk. Hawthorne ( PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Reimagining a famous patient as the subject of her own story. Lidia Yuknavitch’s coming-of-age novel doubles as a feminist rewriting of Freud’s.

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It was a re read for sure! I could die tomorrow and have lived the main ups and downs of life.

Review: Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch – Electric Literature

This book is about an ignored teen screaming for attention. In an early scene that finds the posse getting drunk and naked at Nordstrom, Ida addresses her uptight readers: This has resulted in an enthusiastic, sometimes vexing novel that nevertheless will win over even the grumpiest lefty. Author Bio Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Watera finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and three works of short fiction as well as a book of literary criticism.

Lidia Yuknavitch is that writer. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone headcse, and unethical media agents are hunting her down.


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She has a tight-knit group of friends. Right across your lawn without respect to boundaries. Think of your favorite out-there genius writer; multiply by ten, add a big heart, a poet’s ear, and a bad girl’s courage, and you’ve got Lidia Yuknavitch. Jul 09, Lizfig rated it it was amazing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. H I love fast paced stories with strong female voice, dark pathos, resilience, bold sexuality, and wicked humor. We make art attacks. He looks at me in the rear view mirror.

Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly record and film Siggy and Ida intends to make an experimental art film in which he figures. Because I knew while I was reading that I was in the throes of the next thing. Yuknavitch is talking back to a hundred years, to the founding of psychoanalysis. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. What do you say about a book that headcsse can’t put down, about a strange kid you might really like to know, about an author who gives us her interpretation of Freud’s Dora, An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria?

Dora: A headcase

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The Rainbow Bridge Motel A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life. What kind of bizarre sexed-up, bath-salt-fueled, annoying, vapid, pointless Party Monsters have all my peers been raising? Using a bogus father authority voice. Hannah Levintova, Mother Jones. We make hsadcase attacks.


At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in “art attacks. This has shocked some readers, especially given the fact that the book is written in Dora’s voice so the offensiveness is not only between quotes but also in the narrative. It even smells a little like him. The only beautiful thing about it lived in her throatsong.

Other irksome things besides how hyper-dramatic it was? Unless that’s what her intention was? All sex scenes were shit, except for the sex written by Lidia Yuknavitch. Open Preview See a Problem? I put my hand on the window and watch fog surround my fingers. He smelled like Old Spice and Altoids. Dora, tam bir anti kahraman. You cannot possibly compare this book to a boybook.

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