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The Resource Pour me : a life, A. A. Gill

Pour me : a life, A. A. Gill

Label
Pour me : a life
Title
Pour me
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
A. A. Gill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. He is an alcoholic, dying in the last-chance saloon - driven to dry out, not out of a desire to change but mainly through weariness. He tells the truth - as far as he can remember it - about drinking and about what it is like to be drunk. Pour Me is about the black-outs, the collapse, the despair: 'Pockets were a constant source of surprise - a lamb chop, a votive candle, earrings, notes written on paper and ripped from books,' and even, once, a pigeon. 'Morning pockets,' he says, 'were like tiny crime scenes.' He recalls the lost days, lost friends, failed marriages ...But there was also 'an optimum inebriation, a time when it was all golden, when the drink and the pleasure made sense and were brilliant'. Sobriety regained, there are painterly descriptions of people and places, unforgettable musings about childhood and family, art and religion, friendships and fatherhood; and, most movingly, the connections between his cooking, dyslexia and his missing brother. Full of raw and unvarnished truths, exquisitely written throughout, Pour Me is about lost time and self-discovery. Lacerating, unflinching, uplifting, it is a classic about drunken abandon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill, A. A.
Dewey number
828.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gill, A. A
  • Gill, A. A
  • Gill, A. A
  • Alcoholics
  • Journalists
  • Alcoholism
  • Food writers
  • Alcoholics
  • Authors, English
  • Journalists
  • Food writers
  • Alcoholics
Label
Pour me : a life, A. A. Gill
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
000056117621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780297609704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)921239176
Label
Pour me : a life, A. A. Gill
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
000056117621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780297609704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)921239176

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