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The Resource Break.up, Joanna Wlash

Break.up, Joanna Wlash

Label
Break.up
Title
Break.up
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Wlash
Title variation
Break up
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The internet has collapsed the boundaries of time, space, and desire. However far apart lovers are, they can instantly be present. So can they ever really break up? This is the question Walsh's narrator must reckon with as she travels across Europe after the end of a love affair conducted largely online. This pilgrimage through 'offline' space dictated by chance - on railways, on buses, on planes and, above all, on foot - wrestles with the dangers of converting longing into language, and reclaims and reshapes the territory of the male travel writer by creating personal and innovative maps of cities by which Walsh navigates the complexities of modern love. This is a work about borders - between places, people, genres - and how we might cross them. Challenging the divisions between intellect and intimacy, Walsh blends the personal and the critical to tell a mystery story about her own reality. But Break.up also challenges the borders between fiction and non-fiction, ranging widely into eclectic essays on music, boredom, shame, photography, marriage, art. From Rome to Budapest, Freud to Foucault, algorithms to nostalgia, this is a stimulating, original work which dismantles what we know of love, and how we make art from it, and finds a new form and language for the way we love now
Summary
In this "novel in essays," Joanna Walsh simultaneously flees and pursues an ambiguous partner in an affair conducted mostly online. Traversing Europe, she awaits emails and texts and PMs, awash in her dreams, offering succinct meditations on connection and communication
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662125
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Joanna
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online dating
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Internet and women
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Love
  • Travel
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel in essays
Label
Break.up, Joanna Wlash
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
000062310724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781781259931
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007087904
Label
Break.up, Joanna Wlash
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
000062310724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781781259931
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007087904

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