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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
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Alison Lurie
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Language
eng
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. Citing her husband's comment to her that "Nobody asked you to write a novel," Lurie goes on to eloquently explain why there was never another choice for her. She looks back on attending Radcliffe in the 1940s-an era of wartime rations and a wall of sexism where it was understood that Harvard was only for the men. From offering a gleeful glimpse into Jonathan Miller's production of Hamlet to memorializing mentors and intimate friends such as poet James Merrill, illustrator Edward Gorey, and New York Times Book Review coeditor Barbara Epstein, Lurie celebrates the creative artists who encouraged and inspired her. A lifelong devotee of children's literature, she suggests saying no to Narnia, revisits the phenomenon of Harry Potter, and tells the truth about the ultimate good bad boy, Pinocchio. Returning to a favorite subject, fashion, Lurie explores the symbolic meaning of aprons, enthuses on how the zipper made dressing and undressing faster-and sexier-and tells how, feeling abandoned by Vogue at age sixty, she finally found herself freed from fashion's restrictions on women. Always spirited no matter the subject, Lurie ultimately conveys a joie de vivre that comes from a lifetime of never abandoning her "childish impulse to play with words, to reimagine the world."
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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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Writing style
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Midwest
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Lurie, Alison
Dewey number
814.6
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Essays
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adult
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from autobiography to zippers
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Words and Worlds : From Autobiography to Zippers, Alison Lurie
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12330143
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504055611
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12330143
Specific material designation
remote
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12330143
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Words and Worlds : From Autobiography to Zippers, Alison Lurie
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
MWT12330143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504055611
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12330143
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12330143
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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