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The Resource American English, Italian chocolate : small subjects of great importance, Rick Bailey

American English, Italian chocolate : small subjects of great importance, Rick Bailey

Label
American English, Italian chocolate : small subjects of great importance
Title
American English, Italian chocolate
Title remainder
small subjects of great importance
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bailey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American English, Italian Chocolate is a memoir in essays beginning in the American Midwest and ending in north central Italy. In sharply rendered vignettes, Rick Bailey reflects on donuts and ducks, horses and car crashes, outhouses and EKGs. He travels all night from Michigan to New Jersey to attend the funeral of a college friend. In a trattoria in the hills above the Adriatic, he ruminates on the history and glories of beans, from Pythagoras to Thoreau, from the Saginaw valley to the Province of Urbino. Bailey is a bumbling extra in a college production of Richard III. He is a college professor losing touch with a female student whose life is threatened by her husband. He is a father tasting samples of his daughter's wedding cake. He is a son witnessing his aging parents' decline. He is the husband of an Italian immigrant who takes him places he never imagined visiting, let alone making his own. At times humorous, at times bittersweet, Bailey's ultimate subject is growing and knowing, finding the surprise and the sublime in the ordinary detail of daily life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Bailey, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bailey, Richard
  • Bailey, Richard
  • Bailey, Richard
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Essays
  • United States
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Italy
Label
American English, Italian chocolate : small subjects of great importance, Rick Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781496201195
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017938202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962233049
  • (OCoLC)ocn962233049
  • 893283
Label
American English, Italian chocolate : small subjects of great importance, Rick Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781496201195
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017938202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962233049
  • (OCoLC)ocn962233049
  • 893283

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