The Resource Aug 9–fog, Kathryn Scanlan

Aug 9–fog, Kathryn Scanlan

Label
Aug 9–fog
Title
Aug 9–fog
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Scanlan
Title variation
  • August 9–fog
  • August nine–fog
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stark, elegiac account of unexpected pleasures and the progress of seasons. Fifteen years ago, Kathryn Scanlan found a stranger's five-year diary at an estate auction in a small town in Illinois. The owner of the diary was eighty-six years old when she began recording the details of her life in the small book, a gift from her daughter and son-in-law. The diary was falling apart -- water-stained and illegible in places -- but magnetic to Scanlan nonetheless. After reading and rereading the diary, studying and dissecting it, for the next fifteen years she played with the sentences that caught her attention, cutting, editing, arranging, and rearranging them into the composition that became Aug 9--Fog (she chose the title from a note that was tucked into the diary). "Sure grand out," the diarist writes. "That puzzle a humdinger," she says, followed by, "A letter from Lloyd saying John died the 16th." An entire state of mourning reveals itself in "2 canned hams." The result of Scanlan's collaging is an utterly compelling, deeply moving meditation on life and death. In Aug 9--Fog, Scanlan's spare, minimalist approach has a maximal emotional effect, remaining with the reader long after the book ends. It is an unclassifiable work from a visionary young writer and artist -- a singular portrait of a life revealed by revision and restraint
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scanlan, Kathryn
Dewey number
818/.5403
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C2653
LC item number
A94 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Diaries
Label
Aug 9–fog, Kathryn Scanlan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on an anonymous diary written by an eighty-six year old woman residing in Illinois. It was acquired fifteen years ago at a public estate auction and covers the years, 1968 through 1972. Scanlon edited, arranged, and rearranged the text
Bar code
  • 31223134876110
  • 31223134876128
  • 31223134876136
  • 31223127921055
  • 31223127921063
  • 31223134876144
  • 31223134876151
  • 31223134876169
  • 31223134876177
  • 31223134876185
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780374106874
Lccn
2018046132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053605133
Label
Aug 9–fog, Kathryn Scanlan
Publication
Note
Based on an anonymous diary written by an eighty-six year old woman residing in Illinois. It was acquired fifteen years ago at a public estate auction and covers the years, 1968 through 1972. Scanlon edited, arranged, and rearranged the text
Bar code
  • 31223134876110
  • 31223134876128
  • 31223134876136
  • 31223127921055
  • 31223127921063
  • 31223134876144
  • 31223134876151
  • 31223134876169
  • 31223134876177
  • 31223134876185
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780374106874
Lccn
2018046132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053605133

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