Edited By Mirosława Buchholtz and Eugenia Sojka
Just before… she wrote
… something in the room sensory apprehension of energy current, immediate register, intense like the downfall of a wing or knife,
escapes decorum’s lock, resentment deep in mother bone sensible in another sense to daughter’s proverbial pull/push against
a sense of hurt so strong, mother text inheritance but quick and isolated, vanishing in Del’s recognition, but her reader’s ah –
Munro delicacy tracing fiction’s register in the quick, as in life’s immediate, tense imbued, a trail and so the sentence.
in the 1970s, at age 30, there were many ahs reading Lives of Girls and Women, similar moments of recognition, that daughter-mother dynamic Alice Munro portrayed with such acuity.
and now to pass into “ordinary life” as simply Alice? the perceptions conveyed in her fiction have gained generational depth, layer on layer. foundational.
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