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The critic's daughter : a memoir / Priscilla Gilman.

Gilman, Priscilla, (author.).


"Growing up on the Upper West Side of New York City in the 1970s, in an apartment filled with dazzling literary and artistic characters, Priscilla Gilman worshiped her brilliant, adoring, and mercurial father, the writer, theater critic, and Yale School of Drama professor Richard Gilman. But when Priscilla was ten years old, her mother, renowned literary agent Lynn Nesbit, abruptly announced that she was ending the marriage. The resulting cascade of disturbing revelations--about her parents' hollow marriage, her father's double life and tortured sexual identity--fundamentally changed Priscilla's perception of her father, as she attempted to protect him from the depression that had long shadowed him. A wrenching story about what it means to be the daughter of a demanding parent, a revelatory window into the impact of divorce, and a searching reflection on the nature of art and criticism, The Critic's Daughter is an unflinching account of loss and grief-and a radiant testament of forgiveness and love"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780393651324
  • ISBN: 0393651320
  • Physical Description: 281 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2023]
Subject: Gilman, Priscilla.
Gilman, Richard, 1923-2006.
Fathers and daughters > United States > Biography.
Daughters > United States > Biography.
Children of divorced parents > Biography.
Critics > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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North Kansas City Public Library 306.8742 GILMAN 2023 (Text) 0001012505978 Nonfiction New Available -

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