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The Resource Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

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Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live
Title
Am I alone here?
Title remainder
notes on living to read and reading to live
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Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
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eng
Summary
"'Stories, both my own and those I've taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I've become,' Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads and writes everywhere he finds himself: a hospital cafeteria, a coffee shop in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti. The result is 'a book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.' Among the many writers Orner addresses are Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, both of whom told their truths and were silenced; Franz Kafka, who professed loneliness but craved connection; Robert Walser, who spent the last twenty-three years of his life in a Swiss insane asylum, 'working" at being crazy; and Juan Rulfo, who practiced the difficult art of silence. Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Yasunari Kawabata, Saul Bellow, Mavis Gallant, John Edgar Wideman, William Trevor, and Václav Havel make appearances, as well as the poet Herbert Morris about whom almost nothing is known. An elegy for an eccentric late father, and the end of a marriage, Am I Alone Here? is also a celebration of the possibility of renewal. At once personal and panoramic, this book will inspire readers to return to the essential stories of their own lives."--From publisher's description
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VPW
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
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Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm83540232
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm83540232
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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