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A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, by Dave Eggers

Label
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Title
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Statement of responsibility
by Dave Eggers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heartbreaking? Certainly. Staggering? Yes, I'd say so. And if genius is capturing the universal in a fresh and memorable way, call it that too' Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times 'Is this how all orphans would speak "I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know" if they had Dave Eggers's prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut' John Banville, Irish Times 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented yes, staggeringly talented new writer' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'Exhilarating ...Profoundly moving, occasionally angry and often hilarious ...A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly' New York Times Book Review 'What is really shocking and exciting is the book's sheer rage. AHWOSG is truly ferocious, like any work of genius. Eggers self-reliant, transcendent, expansive is Emerson's ideal Young American. [The book] does itself justice: it is a settling of accounts. And it is almost too good to be believed' London Review of Books 'A hilarious book ...In it, literary gamesmanship and self-consciousness are trained on life's most unendurable experience, used to examine a memory too scorching to stare at, as one views an eclipse by projecting sunlight onto paper through a pinhole' Time 'Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger . ..He takes us close, shows us as much as he can bear ...His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries' Washington Post
Summary
A respected magazine editor and founder, a onetime spokesman for Generation X, offers a satiric, eloquent, and thoroughly tradition shattering memoir that discusses deaths of his parents from cancer, his raising of his younger brother, and more
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155498
Cataloging source
NCLN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eggers, Dave
Dewey number
  • 973.92092
  • 920
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eggers, Dave
  • Eggers, Dave
  • Family
  • Novel
  • Authors, American
  • Young men
  • Families
  • Terminally ill parents
  • Terminally ill
  • Young men
  • Families
  • Terminally ill parents
Target audience
adult
Label
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, by Dave Eggers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Incomplete guide to symbols and metaphors -- Through the small tall bathroom window, etc. -- Please look, can you see us, etc. -- Enemies list, etc. -- Oh I could be going out, sure -- Outside its blue-black-getting darker, etc. -- When we hear the news at First -- Fuck it. Stupid show, etc. -- We can't do anything about the excrement -- Robert Urich says no. We were so close -- Of course it's cold -- Black Sands Beach is
Control code
000043033945
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 437 pages
Isbn
9780330456715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)271823749
Label
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, by Dave Eggers
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Incomplete guide to symbols and metaphors -- Through the small tall bathroom window, etc. -- Please look, can you see us, etc. -- Enemies list, etc. -- Oh I could be going out, sure -- Outside its blue-black-getting darker, etc. -- When we hear the news at First -- Fuck it. Stupid show, etc. -- We can't do anything about the excrement -- Robert Urich says no. We were so close -- Of course it's cold -- Black Sands Beach is
Control code
000043033945
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 437 pages
Isbn
9780330456715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)271823749

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