Gathering Noise From My Life A Camouflaged Memoir

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Gathering Noise From My Life

Author : Donald Anderson
ISBN : 9781609382247
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The noise gathered from a lifetime of engaging with war, race, religion, memory, illness, and family echoes through the vignettes, quotations, graffiti, and poetry that Donald Anderson musters here, fragments of the humor and horror of life, the absurdities that mock reason and the despair that yields laughter. Gathering Noise from My Life offers sonic shards of a tune at once jaunty and pessimistic, hopeful and hopeless, and a model for how we can make sense of the scraps of our lives. “We are where we’ve been and what we’ve read,” the author says, and gives us his youth in Montana, the family tradition of boxing, careers in writing and fighting, the words of Mike Tyson, Frederick the Great, Fran Lebowitz, and Shakespeare. In his camouflaged memoir, the award-winning short-story writer cobbles together the sources of the vision of life he has accrued as a consequence of his six decades of living and reading.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In Dylan Town

Author : David Gaines
ISBN : 9781609383633
Genre : Music
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For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. As a son, a husband, a father, a teacher, and a passionate lover of the literary in all its guises, he has pursued the poetic fusion of knowledge and emotion all his life. More often than not, Dylan’s lyrics and music have expressed that fusion for him, and so he has encouraged others to acknowledge the musician or writer or painter or director or actor or athlete who matters deeply (perhaps a bit mysteriously) to them, and to deploy that enigmatic passion in service of self-knowledge and social connection. After all, one of the central reasons to be a fan is to compare notes, explore mysteries, and riff with fellow fans in a community of exploration. Gaines’s personal journey toward creating such communities of passionate knowledge encompasses his own coming of age and marriages, fatherhood, and teaching. As a devoted fan who is also a professor of American literature, questions about teaching and learning are central to his experience. When asked, “Why Dylan?” he says, “He’s the writer I care about the most. He’s been the way into the best and longest running conversations I have ever had.” Talking with students, exchanging Dylan trivia with fellow fans, or cheering on fan-musicians doing Dylan covers during the Dylan Days festival, Gaines shows that, for many people, being a fan of popular culture couples serious critical and creative engagement with heartfelt commitment. Here, largely unheralded, the ideal of liberal education is realized every day.
Category: Music

Below Freezing

Author : Donald Anderson
ISBN : 9780826359841
Genre : Literary Collections
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Climate change is here. This book moves beyond misery and misunderstanding, taking a literary approach to the debate. Below Freezing is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry—a commonplace book for our era of altering climate. This polyphony of voices functions as an oratorio, shifting from chorus to solo and back to chorus. An unconventional and brilliant book, Below Freezing is both timely and pertinent—an original gaze at this melting ball we call home.
Category: Literary Collections

The Feet Of The Messenger

Author : H. C. Palmer
ISBN : 1943491100
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. FEET OF THE MESSENGER explores H.C. Palmer's experiences as a medical doctor, especially as an army surgeon in the Vietnam War, and his feelings for and memories of his native Kansas, especially the Flint Hills. Although he has only been writing poetry for ten years, Palmer's work reflects decades of discovering how the war kept coming back to him, even on the prairie.
Category: Poetry

The Yankee Marlborough

Author : Reginald William Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015065202627
Genre : Biography
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Category: Biography

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UCAL:C3470614
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The Bulletin

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020411945
Genre : Sydney (N.S.W.)
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Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

Books And Bookmen

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ISBN : UVA:X004135854
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

Books Out Loud

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ISBN : UOM:49015003120145
Genre : Audiobooks
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Category: Audiobooks

The Athen Um

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ISBN : UIUC:30112042710704
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Another Kind Of Witness

Author : Bernard F. Stehle
ISBN : UOM:39015015308433
Genre : History
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As 2,000 Holocaust survivors gathered in Philadelphia to commemorate their liberation, a photographer caught on film a record of their pain of remembering, and the quiet wonder of being alive.
Category: History

J D Salinger

Author : Thomas Beller
ISBN : 9780544261990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A personal inquiry into the near-mythic life and canonical work of the late author of The Catcher in the Rye draws on in-depth interviews to discuss his Park Avenue childhood, work with the New Yorker and decision to live in isolation. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261909
Genre : Bibliography
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Saturday Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951001915406J
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015030019007
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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Thought

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ISBN : UOM:39015080095618
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts