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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Collects remembrances and observances on the author's life in New York City, walking among its residents alone, or in the company of her long-time walking companion Leonard, a gay man with whom she shares conversations that inform her view of the city
  • "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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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Gornick, Vivian
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O76
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gornick, Vivian
  • City and town life
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
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http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0015937848
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online resource
Carrier MARC source
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
File format
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374711689
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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0015937848
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Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0015937848
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374711689
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015937848
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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