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The Resource A History of Books

A History of Books

Label
A History of Books
Title
A History of Books
Creator
Subject
Summary
This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of authors, the great, the popular, and the now-forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane's habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the writing life, in the absence of religious belief. A History of Books is accompanied by three shorter pieces of fiction which play on these themes, featuring the writer at different ages, as a young boy, a teacher, and an old recluse
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Murnane, Gerald
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
A History of Books
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:353310d6-4b79-43e2-b840-4c9829eaf7fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922146212
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A History of Books
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:353310d6-4b79-43e2-b840-4c9829eaf7fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922146212
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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