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The Kiss is a memoir by American author Kathryn Harrison. First published in 1997, the memoir details her relationship with her estranged father, which culminated in a sexual affair when they finally met again when she was an adult

The Kiss is a memoir by American author Kathryn Harrison. First published in 1997, the memoir details her relationship with her estranged father, which culminated in a sexual affair when they finally met again when she was an adult. Harrison took pains to disguise her father's identity but nevertheless faced criticism for publishing the book while her father was alive.

The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison Memoir Incredibly brave and poignant recounting of the author's dysfunctional .

The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison Memoir Incredibly brave and poignant recounting of the author's dysfunctional relationship with her entire family. The focal point of her life had always been her mother. Kathryn Harrison's novels include Thicker than Water and Exposure, both New York Times Notable Books, and Poison, called "powerful and hypnotic" by The New York Times and "a masterpiece" by Lucy Grealy. Harrison lives in New York.

The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison was a fascinating book. It is well written and in good taste. I am grateful that I read " A Conversation with Kathryn Harrison" at the end of the book. In this section the author tells what she did to deal with her past. I usually don't read that part in books.

There is nothing remotely titillating about Harrison’s book; instead, it reads like a slow descent into hell-one that compels and repels in almost equal measure at times. meet her father until she was 20, takes the reader on a difficult journey into her loveless childhood, her bouts with anorexia and bulimia, and, eventually, the incestuous 4-year affair with her father.

The 1990s seems to be the decade of revelation. What used to be private is becoming increasingly public

The 1990s seems to be the decade of revelation. What used to be private is becoming increasingly public. We meet in cities where we've never been before.

The Kiss: A Memoir Harrison Kathryn Random House (USA) 9780812979718 : This dazzling memoir about the incestuous transgression of Kathryn Harrisons father, and how Kathryn broke free from this. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Америка: 22 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 27 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: 4-6 ноября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

With her fourth book, The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison finally wrote what she’d apparently been trying to write all along-a memoir about her own sexual relationship with her (till then estranged) biological father, which occurred when she was 20 and he was around 40. I had read Harrison’s. I had read Harrison’s second novel, Exposure, in the early 1990s and didn’t think much of it at the time, although in retrospect I may just not have been sophisticated enough to appreciate it.

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She interweaves a series of dire events that occurred during the first 25 years of her life, jumping back and forth in time yet drawing you irresistibly toward the heart of a great evil.

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels ENVY, THE SEAL WIFE, THE BINDING CHAIR, POISON, EXPOSURE, THICKER THAN WATER and ENCHANTMENTS

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels ENVY, THE SEAL WIFE, THE BINDING CHAIR, POISON, EXPOSURE, THICKER THAN WATER and ENCHANTMENTS. She has also written memoirs, THE KISS and THE MOTHER KNOT, a travel memoir, THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO, a biography, SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX, and a collection of personal essays, SEEKING RAPTURE.

In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman's life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that began when Kathryn Harrison, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent whose absence had haunted her youth.Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a bold and terrifying dream, The Kiss is breathtaking in its honesty and in the power and beauty of its creation.  A story both of taboo and of family complicity in breaking taboo, The Kiss is also about love -- about the most primal of love triangles, the one that ensnares a child between mother and father.

The Kiss: A Memoir epub download

ISBN13: 978-0679449997

ISBN: 067944999X

Author: Kathryn Harrison

Category: Self-Help

Subcategory: Relationships

Language: English

Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (March 4, 1997)

Pages: 207 pages

ePUB size: 1201 kb

FB2 size: 1625 kb

Rating: 4.7

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JoJosho
I wasn't sure how I'd like it when I read the various opinions of other readers, but I found myself hooked from the first page.
Harrison never gives any explicit details, allowing the reader to fill in with their own imaginations in the spaces between letters. The whole book seems almost poetically written, with paragraphs grouped in small clusters. There is a feeling of hazy memory over the whole thing, as if the details of the story have been all but forgotten.
I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir, which is great, since it will also be required reading for an upcoming class I'm taking. I think my teacher has good taste.
JoJosho
I wasn't sure how I'd like it when I read the various opinions of other readers, but I found myself hooked from the first page.
Harrison never gives any explicit details, allowing the reader to fill in with their own imaginations in the spaces between letters. The whole book seems almost poetically written, with paragraphs grouped in small clusters. There is a feeling of hazy memory over the whole thing, as if the details of the story have been all but forgotten.
I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir, which is great, since it will also be required reading for an upcoming class I'm taking. I think my teacher has good taste.
Ericaz
5 stars, "I love it." I don't love the story -- I wish it hadn't happened to the author -- but I love the honest way she told it. Myfamily background was similar enough to Kathryn's that I can imagine myself falling into a similar black hole in my early twenties, so her rendition of the facts and her analysis of her own feelings and her family's dynamics rings totally true to me. Reading the interview at the end of the book I was surprised to learn that when it was published Harrison was the object of so much criticism, while her father -- the adult, the one who crossed the taboo line -- seems to have received little or none. Perhaps it was because Harrison took so much care to protect his identity, or perhaps because our culture tends to demonize and blame the women more than we do the men (case in point, if my best female friend has an affair with my husband, most willl be angrier at her than at him).
Ericaz
5 stars, "I love it." I don't love the story -- I wish it hadn't happened to the author -- but I love the honest way she told it. Myfamily background was similar enough to Kathryn's that I can imagine myself falling into a similar black hole in my early twenties, so her rendition of the facts and her analysis of her own feelings and her family's dynamics rings totally true to me. Reading the interview at the end of the book I was surprised to learn that when it was published Harrison was the object of so much criticism, while her father -- the adult, the one who crossed the taboo line -- seems to have received little or none. Perhaps it was because Harrison took so much care to protect his identity, or perhaps because our culture tends to demonize and blame the women more than we do the men (case in point, if my best female friend has an affair with my husband, most willl be angrier at her than at him).
Malien
The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison was a fascinating book. It is well written and in good taste. The only criticism I would have would be that the author did not share how she was able to come to terms with what happened in her life. I am grateful that I read " A Conversation with Kathryn Harrison" at the end of the book. In this section the author tells what she did to deal with her past. I usually don't read that part in books. I'm really glad I read that part this time.
Malien
The Kiss: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison was a fascinating book. It is well written and in good taste. The only criticism I would have would be that the author did not share how she was able to come to terms with what happened in her life. I am grateful that I read " A Conversation with Kathryn Harrison" at the end of the book. In this section the author tells what she did to deal with her past. I usually don't read that part in books. I'm really glad I read that part this time.
Zovaithug
This is a fascinating read. It is a book that would probably not have been published 75 years ago, for fear it was too racy for the general public. It handles a subject that is considered to be taboo, by much of the world. With more personal sharing and open communication in 2016, we know that The Kiss addresses a topic which touches the lives of far more people, than ever thought.
Zovaithug
This is a fascinating read. It is a book that would probably not have been published 75 years ago, for fear it was too racy for the general public. It handles a subject that is considered to be taboo, by much of the world. With more personal sharing and open communication in 2016, we know that The Kiss addresses a topic which touches the lives of far more people, than ever thought.
elegant stranger
five stars means you love it. Can't say I love it, because I can't in any way condone the relationship. But the writing expresses the obsession, the rage and the powerlessness of a young girl whose survival methods range from numbing out to rebellion, to bulimia and finally to freedom. Gripping!!
Inspires me to speak out even more at the 'seemingly innocent' remarks or inappropriate behavior to stop abuse. Perhaps not written as a call to action but served that purpose for me.
elegant stranger
five stars means you love it. Can't say I love it, because I can't in any way condone the relationship. But the writing expresses the obsession, the rage and the powerlessness of a young girl whose survival methods range from numbing out to rebellion, to bulimia and finally to freedom. Gripping!!
Inspires me to speak out even more at the 'seemingly innocent' remarks or inappropriate behavior to stop abuse. Perhaps not written as a call to action but served that purpose for me.
Umsida
This is very well written. She is a wonderful writer. I think she truly was a victim of narcissistic parents who were so selfish that they probably should have stayed together given their similarities. Twenty years old is a very vulnerable age. But the disconnect between the individuals was so profound, it left me feeling flat. They were oddly connected in their disconnect. I can see why there is much that she doesn't remember - it's just too disturbing to remember.
Umsida
This is very well written. She is a wonderful writer. I think she truly was a victim of narcissistic parents who were so selfish that they probably should have stayed together given their similarities. Twenty years old is a very vulnerable age. But the disconnect between the individuals was so profound, it left me feeling flat. They were oddly connected in their disconnect. I can see why there is much that she doesn't remember - it's just too disturbing to remember.
Whiteflame
This is an elegantly written memoir, searingly painful, yet, at the same time, strangely compelling, about a young woman who grew up in a dysfunctional household, raised primarily by her grandparents. Her undemonstrative mother, who lived apart from her daughter during her formative years, was emotionally distant, and her father, from whom her mother was divorced, was physically absent.

When she was reunited with her father at the age of twenty, her hunger for love and affection was such that an unfatherly kiss led to a consensual and obsessive sexual affair with her biological father, an ordained minister. It was an obsession in which her own mother was seemingly complicit, treating her daughter as if she were a rival for the affection of the man that they both loved. The author's unseemly obsession with her father would torment and haunt her for years.

This is a beautifully told story about a parental betrayal so incomprehensible that it will leave the reader aghast. The author infuses the book with a sadness that is heartbreakingly palpable. Her evocative and lyrical prose, spare and intense, elevates this otherwise sordid and tawdry tale, making it a haunting memoir of a past that is best forgotten.
Whiteflame
This is an elegantly written memoir, searingly painful, yet, at the same time, strangely compelling, about a young woman who grew up in a dysfunctional household, raised primarily by her grandparents. Her undemonstrative mother, who lived apart from her daughter during her formative years, was emotionally distant, and her father, from whom her mother was divorced, was physically absent.

When she was reunited with her father at the age of twenty, her hunger for love and affection was such that an unfatherly kiss led to a consensual and obsessive sexual affair with her biological father, an ordained minister. It was an obsession in which her own mother was seemingly complicit, treating her daughter as if she were a rival for the affection of the man that they both loved. The author's unseemly obsession with her father would torment and haunt her for years.

This is a beautifully told story about a parental betrayal so incomprehensible that it will leave the reader aghast. The author infuses the book with a sadness that is heartbreakingly palpable. Her evocative and lyrical prose, spare and intense, elevates this otherwise sordid and tawdry tale, making it a haunting memoir of a past that is best forgotten.
This is an elegantly written memoir, searingly painful, yet, at the same time, strangely compelling, about a young woman who grew up in a dysfunctional household, raised primarily by her grandparents. Her undemonstrative mother, who lived apart from her daughter during her formative years, was emotionally distant, and her father, from whom her mother was divorced, was physically absent.

When she was reunited with her father at the age of twenty, her hunger for love and affection was such that an unfatherly kiss led to a consensual and obsessive sexual affair with her biological father, an ordained minister. It was an obsession in which her own mother was seemingly complicit, treating her daughter as if she were a rival for the affection of the man that they both loved. The author's unseemly obsession with her father would torment and haunt her for years.

This is a beautifully told story about a parental betrayal so incomprehensible that it will leave the reader aghast. The author infuses the book with a sadness that is heartbreakingly palpable. Her evocative and lyrical prose, spare and intense, elevates this otherwise sordid and tawdry tale, making it a haunting memoir of a past that is best forgotten.
This is an elegantly written memoir, searingly painful, yet, at the same time, strangely compelling, about a young woman who grew up in a dysfunctional household, raised primarily by her grandparents. Her undemonstrative mother, who lived apart from her daughter during her formative years, was emotionally distant, and her father, from whom her mother was divorced, was physically absent.

When she was reunited with her father at the age of twenty, her hunger for love and affection was such that an unfatherly kiss led to a consensual and obsessive sexual affair with her biological father, an ordained minister. It was an obsession in which her own mother was seemingly complicit, treating her daughter as if she were a rival for the affection of the man that they both loved. The author's unseemly obsession with her father would torment and haunt her for years.

This is a beautifully told story about a parental betrayal so incomprehensible that it will leave the reader aghast. The author infuses the book with a sadness that is heartbreakingly palpable. Her evocative and lyrical prose, spare and intense, elevates this otherwise sordid and tawdry tale, making it a haunting memoir of a past that is best forgotten.