Notes from Childhood by Norah Lange (tr. Charlotte Whittle)

a nutshell: this ethereal web of memories gives a glimpse into the writer’s intriguing childhood in early 20th-century Argentina

a line: “I began to wonder if it was really true that by night I was dead”

an image: I loved the way Lange described her zeal with the aesthetics of words – the tangled letters and stiff downstrokes of ls and ts

a thought: many passages dealt strikingly well with the weird unpredictability of responses to trauma, such as how she feared smiling when confronting harrowing moments

a fact: Lange was a key figure in the Argentine avant-garde of the 1920s/30s, and this 1937 memoir was her first major success

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