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The Resource The romance of elsewhere : essays, Lynn Freed

The romance of elsewhere : essays, Lynn Freed

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The romance of elsewhere : essays
Title
The romance of elsewhere
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Freed
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lynn Freed's deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived, just about to leave, and always with a home to return to. As a teenager on an exchange program to the U.S., she had made up fantastic reasons to escape high school in the suburbs and spend her time in New York City. Accepting a marriage proposal as a young woman, partly because it promised just such a life - away from South Africa, where she'd grown up, and in New York as a graduate student - she found herself both restless and unmoored. At home neither in the place nor in the marriage. What she did find, in the end, was a true marriage between writing and travel, travel and identity. Traversing decades and continents and back again, The Romance of Elsewhere captures the dilemma of the expat and does so with Freed's signature honesty and humor. She takes on subjects as disparate as Disneyland, lovers, eco-tourism, shopping, serious illness, and the anomaly of writers who blossom into full power only in old age. Lynn has been publishing these pieces for the past three decades, and this new collection further establishes her as a renowned voice in memoir and the exploration of identity"--
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This collection of introspective and personal essays focuses on the concept of “home” while touching on topics as diverse as Disneyland, lovers, eco-tourism, shopping, serious illness and writers who only start to blossom in their old age
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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10599443
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DLC
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Freed, Lynn
Dewey number
824/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Freed, Lynn
  • Freed, Lynn
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • South African essays (English)
  • South African essays (English)
  • Expatriate authors
  • Women authors, South African
  • Home
  • Expatriate authors
  • Home
  • South African essays (English)
  • Travel
  • Women authors, South African
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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essays
Label
The romance of elsewhere : essays, Lynn Freed
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beach of the lost world
  • Honky, Napoleon, & the Empress Wu
  • Inheriting the past
  • A stranger in my house
  • Viva Mandela!
  • Running the smalls through
  • Locked in
  • Happy birthday to me
  • Ignorance chic
  • Letter from Texas
  • The romance of elsewhere
  • Doing no harm : some thoughts on reading and writing in the age of umbrage
  • When enough is enough : age and the creative impulse
  • Keeping watch
  • Useful Zulu phrases, 1986
  • Gloria mundi
  • Multiple choice
  • Letter from London
  • Caveat viator
  • It's a small, unnatural world
Control code
ocn960838496
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781619029279
Lccn
2017005011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960838496
Label
The romance of elsewhere : essays, Lynn Freed
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beach of the lost world
  • Honky, Napoleon, & the Empress Wu
  • Inheriting the past
  • A stranger in my house
  • Viva Mandela!
  • Running the smalls through
  • Locked in
  • Happy birthday to me
  • Ignorance chic
  • Letter from Texas
  • The romance of elsewhere
  • Doing no harm : some thoughts on reading and writing in the age of umbrage
  • When enough is enough : age and the creative impulse
  • Keeping watch
  • Useful Zulu phrases, 1986
  • Gloria mundi
  • Multiple choice
  • Letter from London
  • Caveat viator
  • It's a small, unnatural world
Control code
ocn960838496
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781619029279
Lccn
2017005011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960838496

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