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The Resource The man without a shadow, Joyce Carol Oates

The man without a shadow, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
The man without a shadow
Title
The man without a shadow
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets Elihu Hoopes: the "man without a shadow," who will be known, in time, as the most-studied and most famous amnesiac in history. A vicious infection has clouded anything beyond the last seventy seconds just beyond the fog of memory. Over the course of thirty years, the two embark on mirrored journeys of self-discovery: Margot, enthralled by her charming, mysterious, and deeply lonely patient, as well as her officious supervisor, attempts to unlock Eli's shuttered memories of a childhood trauma without losing her own sense of self in the process. Made vivid by Oates' usual eye for detail, and searing insight into the human psyche, The Man Without a Shadow is eerie, ambitious, and structurally complex, unique among her novels for its intimate portrayal of a forbidden relationship that can never be publicly revealed
Summary
A mid-20th-century neuroscientist shares a decades-long relationship with a famous amnesiac, making discoveries about the labyrinthine mysteries of the brain while gradually falling in love with him
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462618
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Neuroses
  • Amnesia
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The man without a shadow, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056500283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780008165383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919479508
Label
The man without a shadow, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056500283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780008165383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919479508

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