Archive for February, 2013

Blog #90: After Visiting Friends; and Promoting the Patremoir

TweetList of patremoirs List of matremoirs Matremoirs keep trending upwards. I added 7 more titles to my lists today, 4 to the matremoir list and 3 to the patremoir. Of the 7 books, two were graphic narratives, so that genre too keeps showing signs of strength. The bulk of today’s blog is simply a crib [...]

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Blog #89: Towards a Typology of Patremoirs, and Romulus, My Father as an “immigrant patremoir.”

TweetTowards a Typology of Patremoirs, and Romulus, My Father as an “immigrant patremoir.” List of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs “In my father’s house are many mansions.” Unless I get sidetracked by another topic, the next few blogs will try to categorize and explore different kinds of patremoirs. “We use our parents like recurring dreams; they [...]

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Blog #88: Painting Parents: Matremoir and Patremoir Portraits

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Today’s blog owes its impetus to a clever marketing scheme. On Friday, I read a Guardian article about a Milton Keynes art gallery which was overrun by visitors trying to find a 8000 pound cheque hidden somewhere on the gallery premises by Tomas Georgeson. The article went on to [...]

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