Sitting Shiva for Myself
SITTING SHIVA FOR MYSELF is a sad-funny collection of short stories, exploring the zeitgeist of Berkeley, California in its age of innocence (1950's- 1980's), now disappeared. A fragmentary memoir, its people are grieving women, failure-men, overly precocious children, extraordinary manqus caught in the maelstrom of the shifting plates of cultural change. Written with a NY Jewish sensibility, ironic, absurd, despairing, often in dialogue, it expresses the increasingly public outspokenness of maternal ambivalence, horror of self-sacrifice, wifely rage turned inward.
- Paperback | 116 pages
- 76.2 x 193.04 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
- 01 Sep 2009
- Regent Press
- Berkeley, CA, United States
Renee Blitz is a writer of fine wit, keen intelligence, sharp eye, and mind-jolting style. her every work is a journey into the wonderful and weird." -- Bob Levin, Author of "Most Outrageous" "Personal Correspondence"