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Her Truth: Finding Life after Death

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780520251083
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520949416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0014
Her Truth: Finding Life after Death

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This chapter describes the author's struggles to collect interview clips and pictures and other things she has of her mother and father to make a biography of them that she could pass on to her children, and her grandchildren. Although she has several video clips on her hard drive, they are similar to her mind, full of memories with no organization or story line. The author wants to produce the whole story of their life. She finds producing the biography of her father really difficult as all that she has is less than a skeleton of his life. Since the author's mother and father are divorced, she realizes that her mother's memories alone cannot produce a solid biography of her father. For the author, on the day her father's body was buried, his life stories also were buried. The author's struggles to collect thvideo clips and pictures of her father are emphasized in this chapter.

Keywords: interview clip; biography; memory; death; father

Chapter.  7994 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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