The Resource Lasting City : the Anatomy of Nostalgia, James McCourt

Lasting City : the Anatomy of Nostalgia, James McCourt

Label
Lasting City : the Anatomy of Nostalgia
Title
Lasting City
Title remainder
the Anatomy of Nostalgia
Statement of responsibility
James McCourt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Enjoined by his dying mother to "tell everything," James McCourt was liberated by this deathbed wish to do just that. The result is Lasting City, a gripping, uniquely McCourt invention: an operatic recollection that braids a nostalgic portrait of old-Irish New York with a boy's funny, gutter-snipe precocity and hardly innocent coming-of-age in the 1940s and '50s. A literary outlaw in the poetic tradition of Verlaine and Baudelaire, McCourt tells his own story, his mother's, his family's, and that of a lost New York, the lasting city. While ostensibly an account of the author's first seven years, Lasting City expands into a philosophical exploration of memory, perhaps as daring a statement on perception as anything since Faulkner--a kaleidoscopic unraveling of time
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, James
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3448
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt, James
  • McCourt, James
  • McCourt, James
Label
Lasting City : the Anatomy of Nostalgia, James McCourt
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1078998376
Label
Lasting City : the Anatomy of Nostalgia, James McCourt
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1078998376

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