Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.

Author: Adam Cayton-Holland

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501170163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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“Inspiring, tragic, and at times heart-rendingly funny.” —People Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe—the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sunk into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam’s career takes off, Lydia’s own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can’t return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia’s death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there’s a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

A Tragi-comic Memoir Adam Cayton-Holland. Names: Cayton-Holland, Adam author. Title: Tragedy plus time: a tragi-comic memoir / by Adam Cayton-Holland. Description: First Touchstone hardcover edition. |New York: Touchstone, 2018.

Author: Adam Cayton-Holland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501170188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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“Inspiring, tragic, and at times heart-rendingly funny.” —People Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe—the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sunk into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam’s career takes off, Lydia’s own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can’t return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia’s death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there’s a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects

A memoir about memoirs, memory, and acts of storytelling, Fun Home is at all times an ironic and self-conscious life narrative. It hovers between the genres of tragedy and comedy, as its subtitle “A Family Tragicomic” asserts, and its ...

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299251031

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

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Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Tragicomic Novel

The Tragicomic Novel

love — it would slip away even more quickly while you did not reflect ; and the moment you tried to envisage it you ... never understand why a humorous aspect of a thing should be deemed to diminish its tragedy " ( Memoirs , 249 ) .

Author: Randall Craig

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Theoretically grounded in classical and Renaissance writings, as well as in the work of modern theorists, this study analyzes the role of tragicomedy in the development of the English novel from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Diana of the Crossways, the Awkward Age, the Old Wives' Tale, and Ulysses are among the illustrative works discussed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sean O Casey

Sean O   Casey

Sentimentality and melodramajostle with satire, tragedy, and various comic elements. ... It has taken a long time for critics to come to terms with Charles Dickens as an artist because of similar extremes of vulgarity and fine ...

Author: R. Ayling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349153015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Categories: Literary Criticism

A k a Breyten Breytenbach

A k a  Breyten Breytenbach

Breytenbach's trials ( 1975 and 1977 ) had stirred considerable interest at the time of their occurrence , and the tragi - comic register informing the memoirist's recollections of them corresponds , to a large extent , to the literal ...

Author: Judith Lütge Coullie

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042017031

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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The essays in this volume hold up for scrutiny, in diverse ways, many facets of the artistic output of Breyten Breytenbach, the Afrikaans poet who first became a public figure in apartheid South Africa - his poetry, his fictional and non-fictional prose, his plays, and his painting and drawing. The approaches adopted by the authors of the essays range from the largely theoretical to the more popular forms of the interview and the review. Collectively, they represent a kaleidoscope of approaches, viewpoints and foci; their various critical and analytical colorations make up a timely statement about the centrality of this important artist's creativity, engagement, 'exile' and belongness to a land once impacting under its own contradictions and now experiencing an efflorescence that still harbours the paradoxes that Breytenbach's protean craft uncompromisingly anatomizes. Contributors are: Ampie Coetzee, J.M. Coetzee, Judith Lütge Coullie, Ileana Dimitriu, J.U. Jacobs, Tim Trengove, Jones, Erhard Reckwitz, Sandra Saayman, Marilet Sienaert, Lisbe Smuts, Louise Viljoen, Andries Visagie.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late Georgian and Regency England

Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late Georgian and Regency England

... the Following Heads: Tragedy, Tragi-comedy, Comedy. .., London, 1775 Cornwall, Barry, Charles Lamb: A Memoir, ... Merrie England in the Olden Time, 2 vols., London, Richard Bentley, 1842 Daniel, George, Memoir of John Bannister, ...

Author: Jim Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107098855

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 280

An original study of the relationship between comic acting and the visual arts in late-Georgian and Regency England.
Categories: Art

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Supple fingers , a wrist strong sweetness and personal charm that comes of a sweet and and flexible as steel ... mixture of the trustworthiness of the little memoir he has prefixed to tragi - comic , or rather tragi - nonchalant and the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012251042

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A General Biographical Dictionary containing a summary account of the lives of eminent persons of all nations previous to the present generation

A General Biographical Dictionary  containing a summary account of the lives of eminent persons of all nations  previous to the present generation

Besides the works already men his precocity and early proficiency in the clas- tioned he published " A Memoir co ... tragedy or tragi - comedy ; " " Brennoralt , " a tragedy ; The Sad One , " a tragedy left incomplete ; and " The ...

Author: John Gorton

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023564577

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