Books by Brenda Webster

Brenda Webster is a freelance writer, critic, and translator and is president of PEN West. She has authored a recent memoir, The Last Good Freudian, about what it was like to grow up in an intellectual and artistic Jewish family in post-World War II New Y


THE LAST GOOD FREUDIAN by Brenda Webster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"A fresh take on the poorlittlerichgirl theme, whinefree and surprisingly frank. (16 b&w photos)"
Soulbearing memoirs of a woman ``born and brought up to be in psychoanalysis,'' who discovers rather late in life that writing fiction has taught her more about herself than years of psychotherapy. Read full book review >
PARADISE FARM by Brenda Webster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Engaging, though a certain essential vivacity is missing."
Second-novelist Webster (Sins of the Mothers, 1993) paints an appealing, if not wholly compelling, portrait of the sexual mores, intellectual habits, and bohemian aspirations of an upper-class Jewish family in 1929 New York. Read full book review >
SINS OF THE MOTHERS by Brenda Webster
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The Patty Hearst references are welcome, opening up the claustrophobic universe of the book whenever they occur, but they are few."
A first novel about the emancipation of a stifled housewife—a story rendered here with mind-numbing talk. Read full book review >