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The Resource The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini

The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini

Label
The book of formation : a novel
Title
The book of formation
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ross Simonini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This debut novel--told in interviews--spans 20 years in the rise and fall of the charismatic leader of a seductive self-help movement. In the 1990s, a talk show host leads the "personality movement," an integrative approach to radical self-transformation. Mayah, the movement's architect and celebrity advocate, adopts a curious, wild child named Masha Isle. A guinea-pig for the movement, and the key to its future, Isle is the subject of the eight interviews that comprise this book. As the interviewer's objectivity disintegrates--even as the movement's legitimacy becomes increasingly suspect--he becomes obsessed with Masha. And all of that is thrown into question when tragedy strikes. The stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality: about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity"--
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611927
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simonini, Ross
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Fame
  • Cults
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Satire
  • Cults
  • Fame
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
Label
The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini
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
Control code
1897635
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781612196688
Lccn
2017039346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612196688
  • (OCoLC)973539118
Label
The book of formation : a novel, Ross Simonini
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
1897635
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781612196688
Lccn
2017039346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612196688
  • (OCoLC)973539118

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