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The Resource The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir
Title
The odd woman and the city
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Vivian Gornick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vivian Gornick loves to walk - to absorb the drama, humor, and humanity of the New York City streets, to see 'the fifty different ways people struggle to remain human.' After a lifetime of navigating the city on her own terms, Gornick uses the metropolis as both her mirror and her muse as she examines her fiercely independent life along with the dilemma of connection in our time. Her closest walking companion is Leonard, a gay man with whom she has a long-standing relationship that is as gratifying as it is contentious. As her discussions with Leonard play in her mind, she dismantles the idea of the anonymous city, finding solace on a crowded bus, among the pundits in Times Square, and watching a bank of lights go on at dusk in an adjacent apartment building. 'I have lived out my conflicts not my fantasies,' she writes, 'and so has New York. We are at one.' Engaging with a city that challenges, inspires, and sometimes thwarts a single woman, The Odd Woman and the City is a deeply moving ode to Gotham, and to the friendships and encounters that invigorate and ground a life in the city
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gornick, Vivian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gornick, Vivian
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • City and town life
Target audience
adult
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
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
000056409263
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781863958141
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929987593
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
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
000056409263
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781863958141
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929987593

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