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The Resource Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers, Alison Lurie

Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers, Alison Lurie

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Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers
Title
Words and worlds
Title remainder
from autobiography to zippers
Statement of responsibility
Alison Lurie
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this candid and bluntly humorous collection of essays on a wide range of topics, Lurie begins with a portrait of her life at Radcliffe during World War II when the smartest women in the country were treated like second-class citizens, the most scholarly among them expected to work in factories to support the war effort. She moves on to her unheralded, clumsy attempts and near failure to be a writer and, finally having reached a level of recognition, the good fortune of forming close relationships with other writers and editors and great thinkers, including Robert Silver of The New York Review of Books, the poet James Merrill, and the illustrator, Edward Gorey. On this fascinating journey, we are amused by her insightful, often delightfully funny meditations on topics such as “deconstruction” children's literature series such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, and Babar. Words and Worlds is a crowning reminiscence from a much beloved and celebrated writer"--
Summary
This engaging new collection of essays from the New York Times–bestselling novelist gathers together her reflections on the writing life; fond recollections of inspiring friends; and perceptive, playful commentary on preoccupations ranging from children’s literature to fashion and feminism
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Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10780324
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lurie, Alison
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lurie, Alison
  • Authors, American
  • Literature, Modern
Target audience
adult
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from autobiography to zippers
Label
Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers, Alison Lurie
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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
Personal history -- Words and worlds -- People -- Children's books -- Clothes
Control code
on1054835346
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781883285784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054835346
Label
Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers, Alison Lurie
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
Personal history -- Words and worlds -- People -- Children's books -- Clothes
Control code
on1054835346
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781883285784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054835346

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