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Shelves: feminism , autobiography-memoir I encountered A Very Easy Death twice before actually reading it. The two encounters amounted to radically different readings of the same text. My first encounter with A Very Easy Death was not exactly a reading but an abridgment of the book that appeared in an anthology entitled Mothers: Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Literary Daughters edited by Susan Cahill.
The collection aims to present an array of well-known women writers memories of their mothers depicted in positive tones and vivid I encountered A Very Easy Death twice before actually reading it. In particular, Jardine cites the passage where Beauvoir has walked into the hospital room and suddenly sees her mother exposed by her open hospital nightdress.
The body is either seen or absent and the text has been variously called a masterpiece, indelicate, honest, moving, beautiful, and brutal. A Very Easy Death arouses controversy because it is textually irritating. Yet the intersection of clinical discourse and emotional asides—a clash of logos and pathos—makes a reader uneasy.
Importantly, Beauvoir does not withhold the unpleasant. The complex representation of her mother gets somewhat cast aside at the end of the book when Beauvoir retreats into general comments about death.
Yet, without sentiment, Beauvoir attempts to really see her mother, and in seeing her, sees herself. Beauvoir is also forced, in caring for her mother, to radically shift perspectives. From a prior publication.
Una muerte muy dulce
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