My Father is a Book
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from Writer's Digest . I picked a copy up passing a book shelf in a library . Only came before the index. Along with my art personafied to the Virgin Islands, although never having stayed there more than a few weeks . But have maintained a presence for 30 years. Far from there I am assocated with an famous NYS village , defamated character due to a false claim , such to escape death by my spiritual right. In contrast to my art and writing , these civil rights abuse( consealed by the municipality ) scars my character with an ongoing saga. Such that have repeatedly taken refuge in neighboring states
Ironically , i once knew a J Malamud from Malvern, NY.... from whom i brought her button collection. And also met a Persian who was life long patron of the NYMet having donated an Eygptian Sacarphocus found in Tehrand
This another part of being an artist, having association to the blend of fictional writings and the authors. A fire was set to conseal evince of finerprints and this fire also destroyed 1000's of my artworks, works on paper and the local newspapers didn't even give me recognition as an artist.Over 7000 people have my original etchings.Indisisive, Truamatised , but able to paint plein aire on NYC sidewalk canvas works
Deep thanks to you for "An Absorbing Errand;" you've cut to the root of many things I've struggled with for most of my life. However, whether or not I could uproot or nurture (whatever the case might be) the rhizome of each can only be accomplished in the actual doing....
Thank your for your beautiful and informative memior. Our book discussion group here in Lyndonville, VT read the original essay as a prelude to discussing your Pop's 1971 book, "The Tenaants". We enjoyed it for itself, and it helped guide us towards a rewarding discussion of the difficult questions posed by the novel. I'm looking foward to reading your books.
dear janna, i need you to help me as soon as possible, im my english class we read your article My son, My compass and they ask me to write about your thesis so that you two-pronged themes of parenting and changing values are connected??
Dear Janna I am an Iranian. I worked on your father's works for my MA thesis. Now I would like to study for my PhD and looking for a scholarship and a thesis guide. I would be glad if you could help me.
I love you...sorry
I am studying your essay "My Son, My Compass" in college. We are comparing it to others and the main question for it is how the authors are stuck in two worlds. As for you being stuck in the one world as how you raised him and the other world about how he became a vegan and took the family on that way also...is he still a vegan and I admire all of you for what you do and you are an inspiration to us women, daughters and mothers alike Kristy....NEW JERSEY
I'm enjoying reading this memoir - it's touchingly human and evocative. It's nice to see Bernard Malamud though your experiences of him as father and writer- and to see the conflicts in him that have colored and added texture to his works. The book also explains a family history that gives perspective to the characters and lives he wrote about. I am grateful for your book, "My Father is a Book." Thank you.