The Resource Black Eye

Black Eye

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Black Eye
Title
Black Eye
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Summary
Seventeen years after she married, Judith Strasser escaped her emotionally and physically abusive husband and sought a better way to live. In the process, Strasser rediscovered what she had suppressed through that long span of time: exceptional strength and a passion for writing.Black Eye includes excerpts from a journal Strasser kept from 1985 to1986, the year she made the decision to leave her marriage, and present-day commentary on the journal passages and her family history. Strasser works like a detective investigating her own life, drawing clarity and power from journal passages, dreams, and memories that originally emerged from confusion and despair. With language that is both insightful and poetic, she reveals the psychological and social circumstances that led a "strong" woman, an intelligent and politically active feminist, to become an emotionally dependent, abused wife.Not coincidentally, the same year that Strasser finally found the courage to leave her husband, she also reclaimed her creative voice. Newly empowered and energized by this enormous life change, Strasser began writing again after twenty-five silent years dominated by her mother's illness and death, her own cancer, and her painful, fearful marriage. Black Eye is one of the fruits of this creative reawakening. Strasser's writing is refreshingly honest and instantly engrossing. Not shy of wretchedness or beauty, Strasser's story is bitterly personal, ultimately triumphant, and inspiring to all who deal with the adversity that is part of human life
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Strasser, Judith
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
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Black Eye
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1ff9f467-2ea9-4802-9979-6448c88a8cba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299199333
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Black Eye
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1ff9f467-2ea9-4802-9979-6448c88a8cba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299199333
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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