Melora Wolff

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft


What should we do with the things we inherit? In ten intimate essays as vivid as fiction and as varied as music, Melora Wolff’s Bequeath presents a flawed, funny, impressionable narrator who tries to solve the mysteries of bequeathed artifacts, family myths, and haunting mistakes—while also figuring out how to grow up in dangerous, glamorous 1970s New York City.

With a wide range of voices—comic, lyric, collective, personal, joyful, and deeply elegiac—Wolff pays homage to her musician father and family as she roams a past rich with cultural touchstones and indelible characters, from West Side Story and Lost in Space to Leonard Bernstein and Gloria Steinem. Bequeath explores the legacies we impose and bestow on one another.



Lost in Space, inheritance, show tunes, John Hawkes, imagined lives, growing up, postwar family, TV shows, jazz piano, personal objects, schooling, 1970s New York City, Manhattan, father-daughter relationships, creative nonfiction, memories