Absence Makes the Heart

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Serpent's Tail, 1990 - Fiction - 157 pages
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Absence Makes the Heart is a selection of Lynne Tillman's short fiction, written over a ten-year period. Understated and ironic, her work is as funny as it is disturbing as she coolly takes aim at art, sex, memory and death. In 'Other Movies' an East Village street becomes a film set, where everyday life appropriates popular culture, while the underground classic 'Weird Fucks' comically and poignantly chronicles the female 'I' on the road for love and sex. Tillman?s script for the feature film Committed (which she co-directed) digs into America?s uneven past through the imagined life of the movie star Frances Farmer.

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Lynne Tillman was born in New York City where she now lives. She is the author of Absence Makes the Heart, Cast in Doubt, Haunted Houses and Motion Sickness (Serpent's Tail) and The Madame Realism Complex. She is a contributor to many journals and magazines including Bomb, Art in America, The Guardian and Voice Literary Supplement and is co-director and writer of the feature film Committed.

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