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The Resource Am I alone here?: : notes on living to read and reading to live

Am I alone here?: : notes on living to read and reading to live

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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
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Peter Orner
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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 Vâaclav 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. At once personal and panoramic, this book will inspire readers to return to the essential stories of their own lives
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A collection of 41 short essays about reading and life reflects the acclaimed writer's beliefs about the role of stories in shaping his identity and includes entries on the censoring of the works of Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, the paradoxical loneliness of Franz Kafka and the dubious insanity of Robert Walser
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Midwest
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Orner, Peter
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Orner, Eric
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  • Orner, Peter
  • Essays
  • English literature
  • Books and reading
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  • Creative nonfiction
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adult
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notes on living to read and reading to live
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Am I alone here?: : notes on living to read and reading to live
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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MWT11778351
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781936787265
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MWT11778351
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11778351
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Am I alone here?: : notes on living to read and reading to live
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11778351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781936787265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11778351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778351
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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