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by Kate Braverman

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  • ISBN 0523411855
  • ISBN13 978-0523411859
  • Author Kate Braverman
  • Publisher Pinnacle Books; First Printing edition (January 1981)
  • Formats lrf lrf txt azw
  • Category No category
  • Size ePub 1727 kb
  • Size Fb2 1701 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 826

Book by Braverman, Kate

Kate must have been in her mid-thirties. I was about the age of the narrator of Lithium, who is mostly nameless in the book (except for an instant when she appropriates the name of her grandmother, Rose)

Some books are made for the young. Kate must have been in her mid-thirties. I was about the age of the narrator of Lithium, who is mostly nameless in the book (except for an instant when she appropriates the name of her grandmother, Rose). While I loved Palm Latitudes, I was like a vessel waiting to have Braverman’s first novel poured into my parched interior. Right from the first page, I knew I was in the presence of the kind of powerful, intuitive art that has always done the most to transport me, I was running a bath.

Lithium for Medea book. Kate Braverman is a brilliant writer. An amazing first novel. I just re-read this book for the third time. It keeps getting better. She is one of the best writers today.

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Lithum for Medea Paperback – 1992. Publisher: Penguin Books (1992).

Braverman, Kate (1979). Braverman, Kate (2001). The Incantation of Frida K. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1-58322-471-7. Braverman, Kate (1988). ISBN 978-1-58322-571-4. ISBN 978-0-523-41539-0.

But still, under this book's black skies live some impressive, fully-realized characters. WHY"" Francine's bitterness, disappointment, and vulnerability crust right at the surface of her bitchy dialogue-and Braverman keeps all emotions constantly on the rinse cycle, screams and plaints. Rose, 30-ish, divorced from a ak, lives as concubine to a predatory painter who provides her with cocaine for mainlining. So there's never a moment's respite here.

1979) A novel by Kate Braverman. Lithium for Medea is as much a tale of addiction - to sex, drugs, and dysfunctional family chains - as it is one of mothers and daughters, their mutual rebellion and unconscious mimicry.

Lithium for Medea is as much a tale of addiction-to sex, drugs, and dysfunctional family chains-as it is one of mothers and daughters, their mutual rebellion and unconscious mimicry.

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kinder
I thought the book was brilliantly written, KB has real talent. I most of all related to the Mother character, how her desperate fight/flight to distance herself from the childhood traumas have translated in her terrible anxiety, deepened by the shock of the " ideal man- helper" getting cancer just when she thought she has distanced herself from bad luck. And of course one understands how the daughter was also blighted by that event...all the masochism, self destructiveness, need to get away from the sense of irreality by taking drugs. At the same time this was a family struggling to keep together. Then the last third of the book sunk into prose poetry, too much of it and not so good either as it did not translate too well to the reader who I suppose ( if not really into poetry) wants to know what really, more concretely, the daughter will do and how. Of course that would be another book... Sorry, I am not an English native speaker but I hope I made my point of view clear enough. I found the book a bit self indulgent as the writer was at the end more interested to go into her "delirium " and not having had an enough good editor. Cut out some of the repetitive third part.
Wohald
Enjoying the stray thought that Kate Braverman put one over on us, with this piece chock-full of despicable, hopeless characters and disjointed ruminations.
ZEr0
Maybe I expected it to be better, but I found parts of this book a chore to wade through.
I appreciate that in real life people do go over and over the same scenes in their head, but it felt like Braverman had simply cut and pasted paragraphs from one chapter to another.
I guess I'm not the kind of reader who enjoys rereading sections for their lyricism, so I felt like I was being forced to do so against my will.
Hard to complain because it is so much better than most of the stuff I have read lately. That being said, I'd recommend Mark of an Angel, Virgin Suicides, and Ice Storm prior to this.
Perhaps if you are a drug addict with a cancerous gambler for a Dad, you will find that this is a perfect snapshot of your life and a motivating force. But for someone on the outside looking in, it's simply a very well written book about these people that repeats itself just a couple times more than I would have liked.
Cobyno
As potent as a story can be narrated, by anybody, anywhere.
Kegal
I was reading the reviews and saw that the author writes of strangling a pet cat--that I don't recall this is reinforcing my distant memory of this first book by Ms. Braverman. My distant memory being that I kept putting it down and picking it up days later. I had already read The Incantation of Frida K.; so I was hoping for so much more. It was tedious, not unlike someone on cocaine who upon listening to themselves keeps a running mental narrative of how cleverly they are describing something.
Burilar
Kate Braverman is pure brilliance! I am reading through all of her books! Powerful, explosive, magnetic, like being in the middle of the best concert of your life on hallucinogenics! Her language is unparalleled and mesmerizing! Just get a copy of any book of Braverman's and let go of anything else you had to do. You won't be able to walk away once you begin!
IWantYou
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This is a hard novel to get through. The crushing depression and darkness is like mud. I found no balance, no lightness or sanity in this monotonous darkness. I found it hard to like any of the characters. And where I might have felt empathy for the main character in her struggles, it seems she never makes a good choice. Her father is the only one I felt any empathy for. There are repetitive scenes of self- loathing, drug use, bizarre imagery, over the top descriptions, self - absorption, and more drug use. Good writing should not wallow in self- pity.
The scene that disgusted me the most is where she strangles a pet cat. I know it was supposed to symbolize her boyfriend, but I don't feel it was justified or in keeping with her personality. If she is that far gone she should be hospitalized. After that I was just anxious to finish the book.
Good book