The folded clock : a diary
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- ISBN: 0385538995 (paperback)
- ISBN: 9780385538992 (paperback)
- ISBN: 0385538987 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780385538985 (hardback)
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2015.
|Summary, etc.:||"A raucous, stunningly candid, deliriously smart diary of two years in the life of the incomparable Heidi Julavits. Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, faith and fate, marriage and family, desire and death, gossip and secrets, art and ambition. Concealed beneath the minute obsession with 'dailiness' are sharply observed moments of cultural criticism and emotionally driven philosophical queries. In keeping with the spirit of a diary, the tone is confessional, sometimes shockingly so, as the focus shifts from the woman she wants to be to the woman she may have become. Julavits's spirited sense of humor about her foibles and misadventures, combined with her ceaseless intelligence and curiosity, explode the typically confessional diary form. The Folded Clock is as playful as it is brilliant, a tour de force by one of the most gifted prose stylists in American letters"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 April #2
Editor (Women in Clothes, 2014) and novelist (The Vanishers, 2012) Julavits' nifty new memoir, wherein every entry begins with "Today I . . . ", offers proof positive, as if it were needed, that she is, indeed, a dyed-in-the-wool writer. Quite literally. Because after spilling a drop of ink on her sweater, "I stuck the sweater in my mouth. I sucked the ink like it was blood." Yet she protests that the jejune entries in her childhood diaries are evidence that she was not always the writer she once fancied herself. Still, every writer has to begin with what they know, and Julavits knows not only of writing, but also of hot-water tap handles, fatalities due to shark attacks, certain unnamed nineteenth-century French sibling authors, and many, many other things. She shares her fascinations in easy, non-sequential, what-I-did-today essays that cover the amusing and comicalâtoy stethoscopes and how to pee, or not, into an airsick bagâas well as the philosophical, including the nature of gift giving. Julavits is thoughtful, imaginative, funny, and always entertaining. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Heidi Julavits is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Vanishers,The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace) and co-editor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of theNew York Times bestseller Women in Clothes. Her fiction has appeared inHarper's Magazine, McSweeneyâs, and The Best American Short Stories, among other places. She's a founding editor ofThe Believer magazine and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Manhattan, where she teaches at Columbia University. She was born and raised in Portland, Maine.