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The Resource Study in perfect : essays, by Sarah Gorham

Study in perfect : essays, by Sarah Gorham

Label
Study in perfect : essays
Title
Study in perfect
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Gorham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Study in Perfect" is an exploration of perfection. In "Moving Horizontal" a Victorian house loses its charm over time, especially when compared to a modernist contemporary filled with light. Family life is dense with pleasure, as in the perfect vacation described in "Marking Time in Door County," and in "Neriage, or What Is the Secret of a Long Marriage," where an ancient Japanese ceramic technique has much in common with shaping a close relationship. There is such a thing as a perfect cup of tea, depending on who is preparing and drinking it ("Perfect Tea"). And schmaltzy show tunes flowing froma black-lacquered piano in a Chinese restaurant can be genuinely moving ("Sentimental a la Carte"). Naturally, Gorham must embrace imperfection. The poisonous mushrooms in "Darling Amanita" lead to a consideration of our darker impulses, like obsessive love, even murder. And there is pain: "The Shape of Fear" relates the story of a child stricken with a deadly staph infection, as it considers the function and form of fear. And alcoholism, the family disease no one wants to talk about, is poised against "The Cat in the Hat, " a story everyone has read and enjoyed
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Writing style
Awards note
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction
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10356191
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Gorham, Sarah
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Association of writers and writing programs award for creative nonfiction
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American essays
Target audience
adult
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essays
Label
Study in perfect : essays, by Sarah Gorham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Perfect solution
  • A drinker's guide to the cat in the hat
  • Perfect tea
  • Sentimental ala carte
  • Perfect conversation
  • The shape of fear
  • Perfect sleep
  • On selfishness
  • Be there no human here
  • Perfect barn
  • Moving horizontal
  • Woman drawn twice
  • Perfect heaven
  • Neriage, or what is the secret of a long marriage?
  • Perfect ending
  • Perfect word
  • Darling amanita
  • Perfect flower
  • The changeling
  • On lying
  • Perfect water
  • Marking time in door county
Control code
ocn878812558
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9780820347127
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878812558
Label
Study in perfect : essays, by Sarah Gorham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Perfect solution
  • A drinker's guide to the cat in the hat
  • Perfect tea
  • Sentimental ala carte
  • Perfect conversation
  • The shape of fear
  • Perfect sleep
  • On selfishness
  • Be there no human here
  • Perfect barn
  • Moving horizontal
  • Woman drawn twice
  • Perfect heaven
  • Neriage, or what is the secret of a long marriage?
  • Perfect ending
  • Perfect word
  • Darling amanita
  • Perfect flower
  • The changeling
  • On lying
  • Perfect water
  • Marking time in door county
Control code
ocn878812558
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9780820347127
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878812558

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