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The Resource Early work : a novel/, Andrew Martin

Early work : a novel/, Andrew Martin

Label
Early work : a novel/
Title
Early work
Title remainder
a novel/
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For young writers of a certain temperament--if they haven't had such notions beaten out of them by MFA programs and the Internet--the delusion persists that great writing must be sought in what W. B. Yeats once called the "foul rag and bone shop of the heart." That's where Peter Cunningham has been looking for inspiration for his novel--that is, when he isn't teaching at the local women's prison, walking his dog, getting high, and wondering whether it's time to tie the knot with his college girlfriend, a medical student whose night shifts have become a standing rebuke to his own lack of direction. When Peter meets Leslie, a sexual adventurer taking a break from her fiancé, he gets a glimpse of what he wishes and imagines himself to be: a writer of talent and nerve. Her rag-and-bone shop may be as squalid as his own, but at least she knows her way around the shelves. Over the course of a Virginia summer, their charged, increasingly intimate friendship opens the door to difficult questions about love and literary ambition
Summary
An aimless writer immerses himself in his notion of Yeats' "foul rag and bone shop of the heart" while pursuing an intimate affair with a sexually adventurous woman who evinces the talent and nerve he craves
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677174
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Andrew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Novelists
Target audience
adult
Label
Early work : a novel/, Andrew Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780374146122
Lccn
2017047947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004927144
Label
Early work : a novel/, Andrew Martin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780374146122
Lccn
2017047947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004927144

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