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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: ME 814
Author: Beattie, Ann,
Title: More to say :
Remainder of title: essays & appreciations /
Summary, etc. note: "As deeply rewarding as her fiction, a selection of Ann Beattie's essays, chosen and introduced by the author. From appreciations of writers, photographers, and other artists, to notes on the craft of writing itself, this is a wide-ranging, and always penetrating collection of writing never before published in book form. Ann Beattie, a master storyteller, has been delighting readers since the publication of her short stories in the 1970s and her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter. But as her literary acclaim grew and she was hailed 'the voice of her generation,' Ms. Beattie was also moonlighting as a nonfiction writer. As she writes in her introduction to this collection, 'Nonfiction always gave me a thrill, even if it provided only an illusion of freedom. Freedom and flexibility-for me, those are the conditions under which imagination sparks.' These gimlet-eyed essays are stories unto themselves, observations and appreciations of life and art. The reader travels with Ms. Beattie to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to learn about the legacy of the painter, Grant Wood, and his iconic painting American Gothic; to the New York City studio of photographer Joel Meyerowitz; to Key West, Florida for New Years with writer and translator, Harry Mathews; to a roadside near Boston in a broken-down car with the wheelchair-bound writer Andre Dubus. There are explorations of novels, short stories, paintings, and photographs by artists ranging from Alice Munro to Elmore Leonard, from Sally Mann to John Loengard. Whatever the subject, Ms. Beattie brings penetrating insight into literature and art that's both familiar and unfamiliar-as she writes, 'This, I think, is what artists want to do: Find a way to lure the reader or viewer into an alternate realm, to overcome the audience's resistance to being taken away from their own lives and interests and priorities.' Ann Beattie's nonfiction (originally published in Esquire, The American Scholar, Life, The New Yorker, The New York Times, among others) is a new way to enjoy one of the great writers of her generation. Readers will find much to love in this journey with a curious and fascinating mind"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781567927528
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: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781567927535
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3552.E177
Item number: M67 2023
Edition number: 23/eng/20220603
Classification number: 814/.54
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Ann Beattie ; selected & introduced by the author.
Edition statement: First
Place of publication: Boston, MA.
Name of publisher: Godine
Projected publication date: 2302
: Boston :
: Godine,
: 2023.
Extent: xviii; 281 p.; 20 cm.
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Formatted contents note: On Writers -- A Dream of a Writer: On Peter Taylor -- Alice Munro's Amazingly Ordinary World -- Spotlights: On Andre Dubus -- Borderlines, Real and Imaginary -- On Elizabeth Spencer's The Runaways -- Three Books in One: An Introduction to Brook Trout and the Writing Life -- First, Let's Kill the Lawyer: On Elmore Leonard -- On Nancy Hale's 'Flotsam' -- On Richard Bausch's 'Consolation' -- Absence Throbs: An Introduction to This Is Not a Novel & Other Novels -- Footnotes: On Leo Lerman -- Watching Screwball Comedies with Harry Mathews -- My Life in Bingo: A Craft Essay -- On Photographers & Other Artists -- Jayne Hinds Bidaut's Photographs -- Placing Lincoln: from Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville -- Scott McDowell: Painterly Porcelain -- We Are Their Mirror, They Are Ours: An Introduction to At Twelve -- Ada: from Alex Katz -- Richard Rew's Sculpture: Talk of the Town -- Grant Wood Country: A Return to the Iowa of the Famed Painter -- Georgia Sheron: An Introduction to Uncle John: Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer -- Tricia Orr's Paintings -- The Sirens' Call: On Joel Meyerowitz's Photographs -- The Fates' Valentine: Holly Wright's Unavoidable Resonance -- John Loengard: An Introduction to As I See It -- Andrea Modica's Photographs -- George Burk's Brush and Ink Drawings -- Curt Richter: An Introduction to Thousand Words -- Bob Adelman: An Introduction to Carver Country.
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Source of acquisition: B & T 03/31/2023
Purchase price: $ 17.95
Subject: Essays
Subject: Art criticism.
Subject: Literary criticism.
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Literary criticism.
Genre/form data or focus term: Art criticism.
Genre/form data or focus term: Essays.
Main entry heading: Beattie, Ann.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: Boston : Godine, 2023
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Title: More to say
Record control number: (DLC) 2022016819
International Standard Book Number: 9781567927535
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