Memoir News

New Subtitle for my still homeless memoir: Nine Lives: My Risky Road from Rebellious Fifties Female to Feminist Scholar.

Passager, a journal which, after asking for some edits, accepted my memoir essay “Cats Go for Your Throat,” a month later rescinded the acceptance. Is this normal professional behavior? Once accepted, can journals change their minds?

By Claire Kahane

Claire Kahane spent part of the 1950s and 60s on the road, propelled by a lust for adventure, and the will to challenge the expectations for women of her family and culture. Years later, as a Professor of English at the University at Buffalo, and informed by her study of psychoanalysis, she wrote and edited books and essays which explored gender conflict in modern fiction, the dark appeal of Gothic literature, Holocaust trauma, and the perverse novels of Ian McEwan. Her memoir, Nine Lives, testifies to her dynamic re-invention of self over nine decades. She lives in Berkeley and continues to write both memoir pieces and literary criticism.

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