The Reenactments: A Memoir

Nick Flynn (Author)
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Description

For Nick Flynn, that game we all play the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game has been resolved. The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father's long run of homelessness and his mother's suicide. Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro's first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea. The result is a mesmerizingly sharp-edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness, representation, and grief."

Product Details

Price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date: January 07, 2013
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
ISBN: 9780393344356
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About the Author

Nick Flynn is the author of three previous memoirs, including the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award-winning Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and four volumes of poetry. A professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

Flynn's determination to better understand his life through the act of writing and remembering has yielded a truly insightful, original work.
Maybe only poets should be allowed to write memoirs, because they know that our perception is partial, our recollection is worse, and the world is made of shards and fragments that make patterns, but leave gaps and sharp edges. Nick Flynn's excellent new memoir embraces the unknown and unknowable as the very core of our experience.--Rebecca Solnit, author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Not only are films themselves composed of interiors and exteriors, but their creations are, as well. I've never read a book that has captured this fact so precisely, so movingly. The familiar hierarchies are reordered. Flynn has by now fashioned his own world of language, within which he can perform feat after revelatory feat.--Joshua Cody, author of [Sic]