The Resource Joe Gould's teeth, Jill Lepore, (electronic resource)

Joe Gould's teeth, Jill Lepore, (electronic resource)

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Joe Gould's teeth
Title
Joe Gould's teeth
Statement of responsibility
Jill Lepore
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Language
eng
Summary
From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called "The Oral History of Our Time." Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the twentieth century. So did some of his friends, a group of modernist writers and artists that included E. E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, and Ezra Pound. Gould began his life's work before the First World War, announcing that he intended to write down nearly everything anyone ever said to him. "I am trying to preserve as much detail as I can about the normal life of every day people," he explained, because "as a rule, history does not deal with such small fry." By 1942, when The New Yorker published a profile of Gould written by the reporter Joseph Mitchell, Gould's manuscript had grown to more than nine million words. But when Gould died in 1957, in a mental hospital, the manuscript was nowhere to be found. Then, in 1964, in "Joe Gould's Secret," a second profile, Mitchell claimed that "The Oral History of Our Time" had been, all along, merely a figment of Gould's imagination. Lepore, unpersuaded, decided to find out. Joe Gould's Teeth is a Poe-like tale of detection, madness, and invention. Digging through archives all over the country, Lepore unearthed evidence that "The Oral History of Our Time" did in fact once exist. Relying on letters, scraps, and Gould's own diaries and notebooks--including volumes of his lost manuscript--Lepore argues that Joe Gould's real secret had to do with sex and the color line, with modernists' relationship to the Harlem Renaissance, and, above all, with Gould's terrifying obsession with the African American sculptor Augusta Savage. In ways that even Gould himself could not have imagined, what Gould wrote down really is a history of our time: unsettling and ferocious
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Lepore, Jill
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1092
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
CT9991.G6
LC item number
L47 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by the author
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  • Gould, Joe
  • Savage, Augusta
  • Oral history
  • Biography
  • New York (N.Y.)
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Joe Gould's teeth, Jill Lepore, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 17 min., 47 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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9780451484796
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99be97a5-0156-47f3-929f-0029057883fd
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sound
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other
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(OCoLC)949929423
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Label
Joe Gould's teeth, Jill Lepore, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 17 min., 47 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780451484796
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
99be97a5-0156-47f3-929f-0029057883fd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)949929423
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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