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The Resource Ladies night at the Dreamland, Sonja Livingston

Ladies night at the Dreamland, Sonja Livingston

Label
Ladies night at the Dreamland
Title
Ladies night at the Dreamland
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Livingston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the Dreamland, women and girls flicker from the shadows to take their proper place in the spotlight. In this lyrical collection, Sonja Livingston weaves together strands of research and imagination to conjure figures from history, literature, legend and personal memory. The result is a series of essays that highlight lives as varied, troubled, and spirited as America itself. Harnessing the power of language, the award-winning essayist breathes life into subjects who lived extraordinary lives--as rule-breakers, victims, or those whose differences thrust them into view--bringing together those who slipped through the world largely unseen with those brought into public view, but even then, their images were often fleeting or faulty, so that they remain relatively obscure. Included are Alice Mitchell, a Memphis society girl who murdered her female lover in 1892, Maria Spelterini, who crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1876, May Fielding, a 'white slave girl' buried in a Victorian cemetery, a trio of murder victims, an Irish ancestor, a child exhibited as a curiosity, the sculptors' model Audrey Munson, the Fox sisters, Valaida Snow, a Harlem Renaissance trumpeter and many more"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crux, the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
Label
Ladies night at the Dreamland, Sonja Livingston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Dreamland -- Sly Foxes -- We Ghosts -- Some Names and What They Mean -- A Thousand Mary Doyles -- Mad Love : The Ballad of Fred and Allie -- Dare -- The Goddess of Ogdensburg : A Rise and Fall in Seventeen Poses -- Big -- Manuela, with a Hip -- On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees : A Study in Two Photographs -- Heroines of the Ancient World -- Twyla -- The Opposite of Fear -- Human Curiosity : A Circular Concordance -- The Second Morning -- Rosalie, from the Philippines -- Blue Kentucky Girl -- The Other Magpie -- Freeze-Frame -- A Girl Called Memory : A Triptych -- Return to the Dreamland
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780820349138
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015032665
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922631070
  • (OCoLC)ocn922631070
  • 772710
Label
Ladies night at the Dreamland, Sonja Livingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Dreamland -- Sly Foxes -- We Ghosts -- Some Names and What They Mean -- A Thousand Mary Doyles -- Mad Love : The Ballad of Fred and Allie -- Dare -- The Goddess of Ogdensburg : A Rise and Fall in Seventeen Poses -- Big -- Manuela, with a Hip -- On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees : A Study in Two Photographs -- Heroines of the Ancient World -- Twyla -- The Opposite of Fear -- Human Curiosity : A Circular Concordance -- The Second Morning -- Rosalie, from the Philippines -- Blue Kentucky Girl -- The Other Magpie -- Freeze-Frame -- A Girl Called Memory : A Triptych -- Return to the Dreamland
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780820349138
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015032665
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922631070
  • (OCoLC)ocn922631070
  • 772710

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