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The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt
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Oct 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: purchased
Read from October 14, 2014 to June 04, 2015

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Quotes Margaret Liked

Siri Hustvedt
“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“Ture stories can't be told forward, only backward. We invent them from the vantage point of an ever-changing present and tell ourselves how they unfolded.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“Memory is essential to who we are, and memories can be both implicit and explicit - unconscious and conscious.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“There's a phenomenology of being sick, one that depends on temperament, personal history, and the culture which we live in.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“Memory changes as a person matures.”
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Siri Hustvedt
“Dreams are stories made by and for the dreamer, and each dreamer has his own folds to open and knots to untie.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“The truth is that personality inevitably bleeds into all forms of our intellectual life. We all extrapolate from our own lives in order to understand the world.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Siri Hustvedt
“Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves


Reading Progress

10/14/2014 marked as: currently-reading
06/04/2015 marked as: read

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