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Author Lurie, Alison, author.

Title Words and worlds : from autobiography to zippers / Alison Lurie.

Publication Info. Encino, CA : Delphinium Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    814 Lurie,A LUR    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 230 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Autobiographical essays.
Summary "In this candid and bluntly humorous collection of essays on a wide range of topics, Lurie begins with a portrait of her life at Radcliffe during World War II when the smartest women in the country were treated like second-class citizens, the most scholarly among them expected to work in factories to support the war effort. She moves on to her unheralded, clumsy attempts and near failure to be a writer and, finally having reached a level of recognition, the good fortune of forming close relationships with other writers and editors and great thinkers, including Robert Silver of The New York Review of Books, the poet James Merrill, and the illustrator, Edward Gorey. On this fascinating journey, we are amused by her insightful, often delightfully funny meditations on topics such as "deconstruction" and beloved children's literature series such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, and Babar."-- Publisher's description.
Contents Personal history. Nobody asked you to write a novel ; Their Harvard -- Words and worlds. What happened in Hamlet ; The language of deconstruction ; My name or yours? ; Witches old and new -- People. Archie's gifts ; Barbara Epstein ; Edward Gorey ; James Merrill -- Children's books. The good bad boy : Pinocchio ; The royal family of elephants ; Saying no to Narnia ; Harry Potter revisited ; Bad husbands ; Rapunzel : the girl in the tower -- Clothes. Breaking the laws of fashion ; Aprons ; The mystery of knitting ; Zippers ; Life after fashion.
Subject Lurie, Alison.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Literary criticism.
Added Title Essays. Selections.
ISBN 9781883285784 (hardcover)
188328578X (hardcover)

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