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The Resource An arrangement of skin : essays, Anna Journey

An arrangement of skin : essays, Anna Journey

Label
An arrangement of skin : essays
Title
An arrangement of skin
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Anna Journey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anna Journey's lyrical and layered arrangement of essays dazzles with her reflections on our shifting selves--the many 'skins' we inhabit in a life. An Arrangement of Skin is by turns beguiling, dark, carnal, and deeply personal. Journey revels in the flexibility and hybridity of the essay form, enriching her idiosyncratic anecdotes with literary and cultural meditations and electrifying the work with a poet's keen ear and canny eye. These essays swerve artfully among topics--a recollection of a personal rupture and ensuing call to a suicide hotline opens into a consideration of taxidermy and lyric time; a mother's penchant for telling macabre stories at the dinner table connects to campfire songs and the cultural importance of American roots music; and a tattoo artist named after a pirate-themed rum reminds us how we inscribe our skins and spirits through the intimate gestures of ink. This is a first collection from an essayist of the highest order."--Amazon.com
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Summary
In her title essay, Anna Journey tells of how, during the guilt-ridden weeks between her own act of indiscretion and the unthinkable, world-shattering betrayal of her closest friend and mentor, she walked late one night to the twenty-four-hour Kroger to buy a five-dollar egg timer. Back home, she synced the timer’s shrill alarm with the driving snare of The Rolling Stones’ Thru and Thru,” and smashed the ringing clock with a claw hammer until [she] broke through the white plastic, until there was nothing left to break there at the empty center of the sound.”
Writing style
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10556553
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Journey, Anna
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O6794
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
essays
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journey, Anna
  • American essays
Target audience
adult
Label
An arrangement of skin : essays, Anna Journey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An arrangement of skin -- Birds -- The goliath jazz -- Epithalamium with skunk pigs -- The Guineveres -- Strange merchants -- Little face -- A flicker of animal, a flank -- Pangaea for Alice -- A common skin -- Prologue as part of the body -- Retro anatomy of a string bass -- Modifying the badger -- Bluebeard's closet
Control code
ocn953806271
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781619028470
Lccn
2017003953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953806271
Label
An arrangement of skin : essays, Anna Journey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An arrangement of skin -- Birds -- The goliath jazz -- Epithalamium with skunk pigs -- The Guineveres -- Strange merchants -- Little face -- A flicker of animal, a flank -- Pangaea for Alice -- A common skin -- Prologue as part of the body -- Retro anatomy of a string bass -- Modifying the badger -- Bluebeard's closet
Control code
ocn953806271
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781619028470
Lccn
2017003953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953806271

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