Kathryn interviews NY Times Best Selling Author Abigail Tucker
Episode #1484
August 10th, 2022
Crossing Back
Marianna De Marco Torgovnick experienced the rupture of two of her life’s most intimate relations when her mother and brother died in close proximity. Mourning rocked her life, but it also led to the solace and insight offered by classic books and the practice of meditation. She entered a spiritual and psychological state of “transcendental homelessness”: the feeling of being truly at home nowhere, of being spiritually adrift. Her resulting journey into the past imagines a viable future and raises questions acute for Italian Americans but pertinent to everyone, about the nature of memory and the meanings of home at a time, like ours, marked by cultural disruption and wartime. She shares with us a wide-ranging memoir about growing older and learning to ride the waves of change. She is an award winning author and currently directs The Duke in New York Arts and Media Program.
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