Freud's Blind Spot: 23 Original Essays on Cherished, Estranged, Lost, Hurtful, Hopeful, Complicated Siblings

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 16, 2010 - Literary Collections - 288 pages
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Relationships with our siblings stretch, as an old saying has it, all the way from the cradle to the grave. Few bonds in life are as significant, as formative, as lasting, and as frequently overlooked as those we share with our brothers and sisters.

In this stellar, first-of-its-kind anthology, contemporary writers explore the rich and varied landscape of sibling experience, illuminating the essential, occasionally wonderful, often difficult ways our brothers and sisters—or lack thereof—shape us. There are those who love and cherish their siblings, those who abhor and avoid them, and everyone in between.
 

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Contents

introduction Elisa Albert
1
Elliot Lauren Grodstein
17
islanders Eric Orner
33
sean Robert Anthony Siegel
47
Jackie Margo Rabb
61
the gospel according to p Victor LaValle
85
thirtyeight Questions ive always Wanted
109
true brothers James Can
129
bodies of Water Miranda BeverlyWhittemore
147
burning Questions Jill Soloway and Faith Soloway
167
the age of innocence Daphne Beal
187
the roof beneath Our feet Jay Baron Nicorvo
203
ultraOrthodox sister Etgar Keret
219
sister Angela Pneuman
237
Knew him When Rebecca Wolff
255
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About the author (2010)

Elisa Albert is the author of the short story collection How This Night is Different and the novel The Book of Dahlia. She has taught creative writing at Columbia University and is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Holland.

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