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Original title: Museo de las ausentes
Amanda Mauri
Category: Non-Fiction | Feminism

Original title: Museo de las ausentes

Amanda Mauri

Category: Non-Fiction | Feminism
Synopsis:

Politics of grief 

Gender, according to Amanda Mauri, is founded upon two pillars: loss and grief. Deftly weaving real-life events with moments from popular culture in a rich, kaleidoscopic prose, The Museum of Missing Girls creates a space for the author to muse thoughtfully on the key questions she proposes. Among other issues, Mauri discusses how feminism might benefit from a politics of grief; interrogates the possibility of subverting fear through art, humour and community; ponders the legacies of social movements whose hunger for resistance was born out of loss; and underlines the importance of the psychological and emotional landscapes of power.
Incorporating a genre-defying mix of essay, fiction and true testimony, the author creates an unflinching hybrid text which swirls around a central ‘secret’ – a traumatic memory which serves time and again as the backdrop to her ideas. Reflections on memory, desire, pain, violence and writing all interact to create a lucid and poignant work, capable of observing the often horrific nature of reality without losing narrative pace.

The Museum of Missing Girls may lead the reader on a journey beset by ghosts and shadows, but it doesn’t shy away from sudden beams of light in the dark.

Highlights

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In the tradition of writers such as Maggie Nelson and Rebecca Solnit, Amanda Mauri has created a book in equal parts challenging, brave and beautiful, which seeks to revindicate the ethics and aesthetics of grief to create new feminist alliances.

Technical data

Publishing date: | 264 pages | ISBN: 978-956-6195-87-0 | Imprint: Paidós