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The Resource Public library and other stories, Ali Smith

Public library and other stories, Ali Smith

Label
Public library and other stories
Title
Public library and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Ali Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us? The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they coax us endlessly to unexpected blossom; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make. --Back cover
Member of
Summary
A new collection by the author of The Accidental celebrates the power of books and the libraries they live in, tracing the stories of such protagonists as a scholar who debates Wilfred Owen with her deceased father, a girl who discovers books bound with sheet music and a woman whose dreams seem to be set in a 1960s novel
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515878
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Ali
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Public libraries
Target audience
adult
Label
Public library and other stories, Ali Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Hamish Hamilton 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Library -- Last -- That beautiful new build -- Good voice -- Opened by Mark Twain -- The beholder -- A clean, well-lighted place -- The poet -- The ideal model of society -- The human claim -- Soon to be sold -- The ex-wife -- Put a price on that -- The art of elsewhere -- On Bleak House Road -- After life -- Curve tracing -- The definite article -- The library sunlight -- Grass -- The making of me -- Say I won't be there -- The infinite possibilities -- And so on
Control code
000058047731
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780241974599
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948790287
Label
Public library and other stories, Ali Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Hamish Hamilton 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Library -- Last -- That beautiful new build -- Good voice -- Opened by Mark Twain -- The beholder -- A clean, well-lighted place -- The poet -- The ideal model of society -- The human claim -- Soon to be sold -- The ex-wife -- Put a price on that -- The art of elsewhere -- On Bleak House Road -- After life -- Curve tracing -- The definite article -- The library sunlight -- Grass -- The making of me -- Say I won't be there -- The infinite possibilities -- And so on
Control code
000058047731
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780241974599
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948790287

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