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The Resource Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller

Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller

Label
Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller
Title
Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller
Statement of responsibility
Patti Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Patti Miller arrives in Paris to write for a year, the world glows "as if the light that comes after the sun has gone down has spilled gold on everything." But wasn't that just romantic illusion? Miller grew up on Wiradjuri land in country Australia where her heart and soul belonged. Mother of grown-up boys with lives of their own, what did she think she would find in Paris that she couldn't find at home? She turns to French writers, Montaigne, Rousseau, de Beauvoir, and other memoirists, each one intent on knowing the self through gazing into the looking glass of the great world. They accompany her as she wanders the streets of Paris, they even have coffee together, and they talk about love, suffering, desire, motherhood, truth-telling, memory, the writing journey, and how to know who we are in the family and in the cultures that shape us. This story, of a year spent writing and reading in Paris, explores truth and illusion, self-knowledge and identity—and evokes the beauty, the contradictions and the daily life of contemporary Paris
Summary
It must mean something, a dream that can propel you to the other side of the world. Couldn't it be the heart wanting something it needs, this longing for elsewhere? After all, we are all strangers wandering around this planet, apparently lost most of the time, looking for something or someone - or some place
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10446862
Cataloging source
ANL
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Patti Miller
Dewey number
944.0841
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
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a year with Montaigne and friends
Label
Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001731
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702254628
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ransacking Paris / Patti Miller
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001731
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702254628
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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