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The Resource The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir
Title
The odd woman and the city
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Vivian Gornick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same. Running steadily through the book is Vivian Gornick's exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, whose friendship has "shed more light on the mysterious nature of ordinary human relations than has any other intimacy" she has known. The exchange between Gornick and Leonard acts as a Greek chorus to the main action of the narrator's continual engagement on the street with grocers, derelicts, and doormen; people on the bus, cross-dressers on the corner, and acquaintances by the handful. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees. Written as a narrative collage that includes meditative pieces on the making of a modern feminist, the role of the flaneur in urban literature, and the evolution of friendship over the past two centuries, The Odd Woman and the City beautifully bookends Gornick's acclaimed Fierce Attachments, in which we first encountered her rich relationship with the ultimate metropolis"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MvI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gornick, Vivian
Dewey number
818/.5403
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.F66
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gornick, Vivian
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • City and town life
Target audience
general
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky269329815
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780374298609
Lccn
2014039376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky269329815
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780374298609
Lccn
2014039376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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      38.581877 -121.495120
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