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The folded clock : a diary, Heidi Julavits

Label
The folded clock : a diary
Title
The folded clock
Title remainder
a diary
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Julavits
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A raucous, stunningly candid, deliriously smart diary of two years in the life of the incomparable Heidi Julavits. Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, faith and fate, marriage and family, desire and death, gossip and secrets, art and ambition. Concealed beneath the minute obsession with 'dailiness' are sharply observed moments of cultural criticism and emotionally driven philosophical queries. In keeping with the spirit of a diary, the tone is confessional, sometimes shockingly so, as the focus shifts from the woman she wants to be to the woman she may have become. Julavits's spirited sense of humor about her foibles and misadventures, combined with her ceaseless intelligence and curiosity, explode the typically confessional diary form. The Folded Clock is as playful as it is brilliant, a tour de force by one of the most gifted prose stylists in American letters
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NALB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Julavits, Heidi
Dewey number
818.603
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Julavits, Heidi
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Women
  • Wives
  • Mothers
Label
The folded clock : a diary, Heidi Julavits
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday
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
000059786398
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408884294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)980435461
Label
The folded clock : a diary, Heidi Julavits
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday
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
000059786398
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408884294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)980435461

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