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For single mothers working as train conductors, Laura Esther Wolfson

Label
For single mothers working as train conductors
Title
For single mothers working as train conductors
Statement of responsibility
Laura Esther Wolfson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laura Esther Wolfson's literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard, and misremembered. In "Proust at Rush Hour," when her lungs begin to collapse and fail, forcing her to give up an exciting and precarious existence as a globetrotting simultaneous interpreter, she seeks consolation by reading Proust in the original while commuting by subway to a desk job that requires no more than a minimal knowledge of French. In "For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors" she gives away her diaphragm and tubes of spermicidal jelly to a woman in the Soviet Union who, with two unwanted pregnancies behind her, needs them more than she does. "The Husband Method" has her translating a book on Russian obscenities and gulag slang during the dissolution of her marriage to the Russian-speaker who taught her much of what she knows about that language. In prose spangled with pathos and dusted with humor, Wolfson transports us to Paris, the Republic of Georgia, upstate New York, the Upper West Side, and the corridors of the United Nations, telling stories that skewer, transform, and inspire"--
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Summary
"Laura Esther Wolfson's literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard, and misremembered
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665347
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfson, Laura Esther
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.O588
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Iowa prize in literary nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolfson, Laura Esther
  • Wolfson, Laura Esther
  • Multilingual persons
  • Jewish women
  • Divorced women
  • Women authors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Divorced women
  • Jewish women
  • Multilingual persons
  • Women authors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
For single mothers working as train conductors, Laura Esther Wolfson
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
For single mothers working as train conductors -- The husband method -- Climbing Montmartre -- Proust at rush hour -- "Whose mom are you?" -- The bagels in the snowflake -- Haunting synagogues -- The book of disaster -- Russian afternoons -- On the couch -- Infelicities of style -- Losing the Nobel -- Other incidents in the precinct
Control code
1959302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9781609385811
Lccn
2017049195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609385811
  • (OCoLC)1007067513
Label
For single mothers working as train conductors, Laura Esther Wolfson
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
For single mothers working as train conductors -- The husband method -- Climbing Montmartre -- Proust at rush hour -- "Whose mom are you?" -- The bagels in the snowflake -- Haunting synagogues -- The book of disaster -- Russian afternoons -- On the couch -- Infelicities of style -- Losing the Nobel -- Other incidents in the precinct
Control code
1959302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9781609385811
Lccn
2017049195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609385811
  • (OCoLC)1007067513

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