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Recollections of My Life as a Woman by Diane di Prima
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Apr 06, 12

Read from April 01 to 06, 2012

Excellent,impressionistic account of (one particular)Italian-American family dynamic in the New York of the '30's and '40's...less interesting on the Beatnik years of the author since the emphasis is mainly on her liberation from bourgeois standards and the constant reiteration of drugs,sex and general bohemian attitudes becomes a bit wearing...still,worthwhile as the perspective of a woman in the almost exclusively male domain of the Beats...

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