The Resource A solemn pleasure: : to imagine, witness, and write

A solemn pleasure: : to imagine, witness, and write

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A solemn pleasure: : to imagine, witness, and write
Title
A solemn pleasure:
Title remainder
to imagine, witness, and write
Statement of responsibility
by Melissa Pritchard ; foreward by Bret Anthony Johnston
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Language
eng
Summary
In an essay entitled "Spirit and Vision" Melissa Pritchard poses the question: "Why write?" Her answer reverberates throughout A Solemn Pleasure, presenting an undeniable case for both the power of language and the nurturing constancy of the writing life. Whether describing the deeply interior imaginative life required to write fiction, searching for the lost legacy of American literature as embodied by Walt Whitman, being embedded with a young female GI in Afghanistan, traveling with Ethiopian tribes, or revealing the heartrending story of her informally adopted son William, a former Sudanese child slave, this is nonfiction vividly engaged with the world. In these fifteen essays, Pritchard shares her passion for writing and storytelling that educates, honors, and inspires. Melissa Pritchard is the author of, most recently, the novel Palmerino and the short story collection The Odditorium. Her books have received the Flannery O'Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice selections. Pritchard has worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, India, and Ethiopia, and her nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Arrive, Chicago Tribune, and Wilson Quarterly. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona
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"In A Solemn Pleasure, Melissa Pritchard presents an undeniable case for both the power of language and the nurturing constancy of the writing life. This is nonfiction vividly engaged with the world, encompassing the author's journeys into the deeply interior imaginative life required to write fiction, a search for the lost legacy of American literature as embodied by Walt Whitman, reports from Afghanistan while embedded with a young female GI, tales of travels with Ethiopian tribes, and the heartrendingstory of her informally adopted son William, a former Sudanese child slave. Pritchard's passion for writing and storytelling educates, honors, and inspires"--
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10416248
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Midwest
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Pritchard, Melissa
Dewey number
808.02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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The art of the essay
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  • Authorship
  • Storytelling
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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adult
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to imagine, witness, and write
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A solemn pleasure: : to imagine, witness, and write
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11855717
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781934137970
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT11855717
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remote
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11855717
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A solemn pleasure: : to imagine, witness, and write
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11855717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781934137970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11855717
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855717
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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