Too Much and Not the Mood

Too Much and Not the Mood

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"An entirely original portrait of a young writer shutting out the din in order to find her own voice"-- Provided by publisher.
"On April 11, 1931, Virginia Woolf ended her entry in A Writers Diary with the words "too much and not the mood". She was describing how tired she was of correcting her own writing, of the "cramming in and the cutting out" to please other readers, wondering if she had anything at all that was truly worth saying. The character of that sentiment, the attitude of it, inspired Durga Chew-Bose to write and collect her own work. The result is a lyrical and piercingly insightful collection of essays and her own brand of essay-meets-prose poetry about identity and culture. Inspired by Maggie Nelsons Bluets, Lydia Daviss short prose, and Vivian Gornicks exploration of interior life, Chew-Bose captures the inner restlessness that keeps her always on the brink of creative expression. Too Much and Not the Mood is a beautiful and surprising exploration of what it means to be a first-generation, creative young woman working today."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374535957
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 19 cm


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