The Resource How literature saved my life, by David Shields

How literature saved my life, by David Shields

Label
How literature saved my life
Title
How literature saved my life
Statement of responsibility
by David Shields
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reading -- Pensees ) to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Shields evokes his deeply divided personality (his "ridiculous "ambivalence), his character flaws, his woes, his serious despairs. Books are his life raft, but when they come to feel un-lifelike and archaic, he revels in a new kind of art that is based heavily on quotation and consciousness. And he shares with us a final irony: he wants "literature to assuage human loneliness, but nothing can assuage human loneliness. Literature doesn't lie about this--which is what makes it essential. " A captivating, thought-provoking, utterly original way of thinking about the essential acts of reading and writing
Summary
Blends criticism, anthropology, and biography to celebrate the power of literature, concluding that the fundamental truths found in literature render it an essential component of life
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166291
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H4834
LC item number
Z469 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shields, David
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Mortality in literature
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
Target audience
adult
Label
How literature saved my life, by David Shields
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6CFAB5A2-24B8-4197-B90F-79F2211C7C25
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Antecedent source
unknown
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
ocn825117006
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961532
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • B00957T76C
  • 6CFAB5A2-24B8-4197-B90F-79F2211C7C25
Label
How literature saved my life, by David Shields
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6CFAB5A2-24B8-4197-B90F-79F2211C7C25
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Antecedent source
unknown
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
ocn825117006
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961532
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • B00957T76C
  • 6CFAB5A2-24B8-4197-B90F-79F2211C7C25

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