Golem Girl

Written By Riva Lehrer
Golem Girl
  • Publsiher : One World
  • Release : 06 October 2020
  • ISBN : 1984820311
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Golem Girl by author: Riva Lehrer which was release on 06 October 2020 and published by One World with total page 448 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

Golem Girl

Golem Girl
  • Author : Riva Lehrer
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1984820311
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Summary : The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last ...

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1984820311
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Summary : In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their ...

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1984820311
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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 105
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
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  • Release Date : 1984
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
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  • ISBN : 1984820311
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Summary : This fourth title in a unique series that combines reference and analytical qualities in chronicling the horror and science fiction genres, Horror and Science Fiction Films IV brings the earlier three volumes in the series up to date, concentrating on the period from 1984-1994, as well as updating entries from ...

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  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 243
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  • Release Date : 1986
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  • Release Date : 1974
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  • Release Date : 1991
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
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