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The Resource Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live
Title
Am I alone here?
Title remainder
notes on living to read and reading to live
Statement of responsibility
Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Stories, both my own and those I've taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I've become, ' Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads and writes everywhere he finds himself: a hospital cafeteria, a coffee shop in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti. The result is 'a book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.' Among the many writers Orner addresses are Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, both of whom told their truths and were silenced; Franz Kafka, who professed loneliness but craved connection; Robert Walser, who spent the last twenty-three years of his life in a Swiss insane asylum, "working" at being crazy; and Juan Rulfo, who practiced the difficult art of silence. Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Yasunari Kawabata, Saul Bellow, Mavis Gallant, John Edgar Wideman, William Trevor, and Vaڲclav Havel make appearances, as well as the poet Herbert Morris about whom almost nothing is known. An elegy for an eccentric late father, and the end of a marriage, Am I Alone Here? is also a celebration of the possibility of renewal
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YDXCP
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Orner, Peter
Dewey number
814/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3615.R58
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Orner, Eric
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  • Orner, Peter
  • Authors, American
  • Books and reading
  • Authors, American
  • Books and reading
  • Creative nonfiction
  • English literature
Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chekhov's way of dying -- A bachelor uncle -- Winter in September -- Wideman's welcome -- The lonely voice -- Stray thoughts on Kafka -- Eudora Welty, badass -- Walser on Mission Street -- On the beauty of not writing, or, An unnecessary homage to Juan Rulfo -- Upper Moose Lake, 1990 -- My father's gloves -- Unforgivable -- While reading Imre Kertڳesz -- Under all this noise -- Hit and run -- Carter on boredom -- Shameless impostors -- The infinite passion of Gina Berriault -- Since the beginning of time -- Surviving the lives we have -- Every grief-soaked word -- A black boy, a white boy -- A small note from Haiti -- Mad passionate true love -- Frederick the Great -- An American writer: Victor Martinez -- Cheever in Albania -- All lives are interesting -- Sisters and brothers -- Parting -- What feels like the world -- Virgie walking away -- Cincinnati, 2001 -- Salter -- Early morning thought on Ahab -- All fathers are fictional -- Ronald A. Orner -- Letter from New Melleray, Iowa -- A palm-of-the-hand story -- Night train to Split -- Father's death: The final version
Control code
ocn939427361
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chekhov's way of dying -- A bachelor uncle -- Winter in September -- Wideman's welcome -- The lonely voice -- Stray thoughts on Kafka -- Eudora Welty, badass -- Walser on Mission Street -- On the beauty of not writing, or, An unnecessary homage to Juan Rulfo -- Upper Moose Lake, 1990 -- My father's gloves -- Unforgivable -- While reading Imre Kertڳesz -- Under all this noise -- Hit and run -- Carter on boredom -- Shameless impostors -- The infinite passion of Gina Berriault -- Since the beginning of time -- Surviving the lives we have -- Every grief-soaked word -- A black boy, a white boy -- A small note from Haiti -- Mad passionate true love -- Frederick the Great -- An American writer: Victor Martinez -- Cheever in Albania -- All lives are interesting -- Sisters and brothers -- Parting -- What feels like the world -- Virgie walking away -- Cincinnati, 2001 -- Salter -- Early morning thought on Ahab -- All fathers are fictional -- Ronald A. Orner -- Letter from New Melleray, Iowa -- A palm-of-the-hand story -- Night train to Split -- Father's death: The final version
Control code
ocn939427361
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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