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Francisco Goldman's passionate, moving novel takes as its subject his of “Say Her Name,” this beautifully written account of Goldman's short. Say Her Name: A Novel [Francisco Goldman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a. Francisco Goldman's account of his young wife's death is a brilliant but often unbearably sad read, writes Tim Adams.
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Francisco Goldman on ‘Say Her Name’
The form would seem to dictate the author take one of two approaches: The latter approach rarely works, which is unfortunately the one Goldman takes.
And if the book were about pages shorter, it could have been say her name francisco goldman, but Goldman wants to recreate her, to make me and you and everyone who reads the book love her as much as he does, and does her a great disservice in the process.
In this sense the author's response to his wife's death is self-consciously of a piece with the immemorial writer's rage against mortality. The book's title is the most urgent of imperatives: It might have been prefaced with Shakespeare's "as long as say her name francisco goldman can breathe and eyes can see, so long lives this and this gives life to thee", or take its epigraph from Orpheus, attempting to bargain love from the blank of the underworld.
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Unformed, sleepless guilt and rage might weave in and out of Goldman's narrative, but it is mostly inspired by inconsolable devotion. The book shifts between the rationalism of reporting — Goldman goes in search of his wife's errant father, he corresponds with wave scientists about the nature of the breaker that engulfed her — and the earthy mysticism of grief.
Goldman is very much at home as a writer in both of these registers. He made his name with the transplanted magic realism of The Long Night of White Chickens, his first novel; his most recent book before this one was a forensic investigation into the murder of say her name francisco goldman Catholic bishop by the military authorities in Guatemala.
Grief gives licence both to the obsessive truth-seeker and to the author's spirited imagination. These Flemish lovers flourish; not for long.
Yet desolation, stalled in paint, spares the little country Foolish, delicate, in the lower right-hand corner. In this painting, two lovers inhabit a small area in the corner of the canvas. Theirs is that love most of us long for — deep and passionate and playful, blind to everything around it; when death invades their idyll, it seems particularly devastating.
Say her name francisco goldman Goldman, everything is torn away. He is the blissful subject, but he is also the artist, in full creative command.
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His objective is to immortalize their love, even as death looms over every page. The book is a gift to her memory as much as a reckoning of her death.
That he is able to hit us with the shock of that loss again and again demonstrates his artistic control even in his deep desolation. Aura was 30, beautiful, and just embarking on a literary career.
They had been together for five years, married for nearly two, and were on a much-needed vacation. She, a Fulbright scholar and Spanish-language literature PhD candidate at Columbia, had say her name francisco goldman enrolled in a graduate creative writing program in New York.
She was simultaneously writing reviews and stories, researching and plotting a novel while chipping away at her dissertation. To get her through, Francisco would ask her to imagine the beach they had visited many times before.
- Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
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