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Body story

by Julia K. Depree | 15 June 2004
Hardback
Category: General Biography
Synopsis
Something other than a memoir of a life well lived, Body Story conveys Julia K. De Pree's troubling journey from adolescence to adulthood and from anorexia to health. For De Pree, between being a girl and being a woman, there was starvation. Body Story is her intimate account of girlhood, virginity, anorexia, and motherhood. De Pree's prose is spare and unguarded, revealing in vivid flashbacks and poignant vignettes the sources of her inner pain. In high school, the five-foot-ten De Pree weighed as little as 114 pounds. She was too weak to raise her arms above her head. \u201cIn a paradoxical way, I starved my body in order to understand my life,\u201d she writes. \u201cI had to place my body in suspension before I could move physically into sexuality. Starving allowed me to create an interim space between innocence and experience.\u201d De Pree renders the starkness of anorexia along with the process of recovery, relapse, and, ultimately, redemption. She also tells the story of the physical landscape, from her origins in the Midwest to the American South, Paris, and the vast New Mexican desert, as well as the psychic landscape of her body as it encounters the joys and challenges of maturation, childbirth, and motherhood. De Pree offers readers a new way of understanding women\u00bfs bodily experience, as she writes about the mystery and the meaning of her illness. As many as eight million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Body Story, unlike clinical reports or news accounts, illuminates the complexity of anorexia as the narrative moves toward a subjective and deeply personal truth. This evocative and often radiant vision is a unique window into womanhood and selfhood in middle-class, contemporary America.
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Synopsis
Something other than a memoir of a life well lived, Body Story conveys Julia K. De Pree's troubling journey from adolescence to adulthood and from anorexia to health. For De Pree, between being a girl and being a woman, there was starvation. Body Story is her intimate account of girlhood, virginity, anorexia, and motherhood. De Pree's prose is spare and unguarded, revealing in vivid flashbacks and poignant vignettes the sources of her inner pain. In high school, the five-foot-ten De Pree weighed as little as 114 pounds. She was too weak to raise her arms above her head. \u201cIn a paradoxical way, I starved my body in order to understand my life,\u201d she writes. \u201cI had to place my body in suspension before I could move physically into sexuality. Starving allowed me to create an interim space between innocence and experience.\u201d De Pree renders the starkness of anorexia along with the process of recovery, relapse, and, ultimately, redemption. She also tells the story of the physical landscape, from her origins in the Midwest to the American South, Paris, and the vast New Mexican desert, as well as the psychic landscape of her body as it encounters the joys and challenges of maturation, childbirth, and motherhood. De Pree offers readers a new way of understanding women\u00bfs bodily experience, as she writes about the mystery and the meaning of her illness. As many as eight million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Body Story, unlike clinical reports or news accounts, illuminates the complexity of anorexia as the narrative moves toward a subjective and deeply personal truth. This evocative and often radiant vision is a unique window into womanhood and selfhood in middle-class, contemporary America.
€27.99
83 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days (Delivery may be delayed during Christmas season)
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780804010634
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 15/06/2004
Categories - All, Books, Body and Soul, Health, Womens Health, All, Books, Biography & True Crime, Biography, General Biography
No. of Pages - 148
Weight - 0
Edition - 1
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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