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The Resource Loitering : new & collected essays, Charles D'Ambrosio

Loitering : new & collected essays, Charles D'Ambrosio

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Loitering : new & collected essays
Title
Loitering
Title remainder
new & collected essays
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Charles D'Ambrosio
Title variation
Loitering
Title variation remainder
new & collected essays
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Language
eng
Summary
"Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject - Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J.D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family - D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own."--
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Summary
Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject - Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J. D. Salinger,or, most often, his own family - D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own
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New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10381374
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D'Ambrosio, Charles
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Essays
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adult
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new & collected essays
Label
Loitering : new & collected essays, Charles D'Ambrosio
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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
Contents
By way of a preface -- Part 1: West of the West. Seattle, 1974 ; Loitering ; Whaling out West ; Catching out ; This is living ; Documents -- Part 2: Strategies against extinction. American newness ; Winning ; Hell house ; One more paradise ; Orphans -- Part 3: Reading life. Salinger and sobs ; Misreading ; Casting stones ; Doo-wop down the road ; Any resemblance to anyone living ; Degrees of gray in Philipsburg
Control code
ocn878812873
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781935639879
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014014455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878812873
Label
Loitering : new & collected essays, Charles D'Ambrosio
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
By way of a preface -- Part 1: West of the West. Seattle, 1974 ; Loitering ; Whaling out West ; Catching out ; This is living ; Documents -- Part 2: Strategies against extinction. American newness ; Winning ; Hell house ; One more paradise ; Orphans -- Part 3: Reading life. Salinger and sobs ; Misreading ; Casting stones ; Doo-wop down the road ; Any resemblance to anyone living ; Degrees of gray in Philipsburg
Control code
ocn878812873
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781935639879
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014014455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878812873

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