The Resource Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)

Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)

Label
Dept. of speculation
Title
Dept. of speculation
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Offill
Title variation
Department of speculation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband, postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes--a colicky baby, bedbugs, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions--the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it, as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation can be read in a single sitting, but there are enough bracing emotional insights in these pages to fill a much longer novel. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offill, Jenny
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.F383
LC item number
D47 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Psychological
  • Literary
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=237C5383-ADFA-467F-9AE7-C7252275757F
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385351027
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868018543
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=237C5383-ADFA-467F-9AE7-C7252275757F
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385351027
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868018543

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