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Sei Tu Mia Madre? (2012)

by Alison Bechdel(Favorite Author)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 2
8817058661 (ISBN13: 9788817058667)
Rizzoli Lizard
review 1: I enjoyed this book very much. Bechdel brings in the work of psychotherapist and writer Donald Winnicott as a foundation to her understanding of her and her mother's relationship, as it is through their lifelong process of separation that Bechdel expresses seeing herself and her mother both become complete individuals, each a subject in her own right. The positive conversation at the conclusion of the book between the two (they are talking about the very book the reader has nearly completed) is warm and encouraging.
review 2: Sublime drawings where every line and gesture counts, a determination to get to the bottom of the mother-daughter relationship, layers of complexity fed by literature, psychoanalysis, dreams, memories--I am not sure how else to describe th
... moreis beautiful, funny, sad, self-revelatory, and painfully honest portrait of an artistic mother and a supremely gifted daughter who never felt adequate love or attention from her parents. less
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More difficult to read than some graphic books. Doesn't compare well to Diane's daughter's book.
A good idea, but poorly executed. What could've been compelling winds up in tedium.
I loved this book!
Smart and brave.
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