• Graphic
    Novel

Are you my mother? : a comic drama

by Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

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Where To Find It

Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Bechdel, Alison

Additional Details

The ordinary devoted mother -- Transitional objects -- True and false self -- Mind -- Hate -- Mirror -- The use of an object.

Community Reviews

Family dynamics

I think I needed to read "Fun Home" first to better appreciate this book, but I did enjoy the discussion of therapy and analysis and Alison Bechdel's analysis of her family and relationships.

Interesting, especially...

...if you've read "Fun Home" and/or are especially intrigued by therapy and psychoanalysis (Freud, but especially Donald Winnicott) or Virginia Woolf. There are a lot of dream sequences, which Bechdel attempts to interpret, as well as an exploration of her changing relationship with her mother and her adult relationships with other women.

Coming Out

In part two of her autobiographical graphic novel series, Alison Bechdel focuses on her relationship with her mother, as well as her various romantic relationships. She weaves in information about some famous philosopher and psychologists as it relates to her own therapy.
Read part one of the series, "Fun Home," first to understand what is happening in this book. "Are you my mother?" is far more surreal and philosophical, whereas the first was much more of a memoir with a plot-line. The second book covers Bechdel's life roughly from her college years to 2012.

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