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Shame and wonder : essays, David Searcy

Label
Shame and wonder : essays
Title
Shame and wonder
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
David Searcy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like dispatches from another world, the twenty one essays in David Searcy's blazingly original Shame and Wonder are unfamiliar, profound, and haunting. Formerly a writer of literary horror, Searcy had essentially given up writing before he found himself drawn back--this time, to nonfiction--in his late sixties. Writing on a 1953 Olivetti typewriter in the spare Dallas studio he shares with his girlfriend, Searcy began writing, teasing out the Big Questions, from the nature of beauty and the beauty of nature, from the hidden depths of old Scrooge McDuck comics to childhood dreams of space travel. Expansive in scope but deeply personal in their perspective, his essays--in the tradition of Sebald and Benjamin--forge beautiful connections between ephemera and life, nostalgia and philosophy, history and home, to create intricate glittering constellations of words and ideas. Radiant and strange and suffused with longing, this collection is a work of true grace, wisdom, and joy"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Searcy, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Essays
Label
Shame and wonder : essays, David Searcy
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • How to color the grass
  • Science fictions #1
  • Science fictions #2 (for C.W.)
  • Science fictions #3
  • Nameless
  • On watching the Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan documentary about Lewis and Clark on PBS
  • Love in space
  • An enchanted tree near Fredericksburg
  • Cereal prizes
  • Paper airplane fundamentals
  • The Hudson River School
  • Cartoons
  • Always shall have been
  • Still life painting
  • El Camino Doloroso
  • Mad science
  • A futuristic writing desk
  • Sexy girls near Dallas
  • Didelphis Nuncius
  • The depth of baseball sadness
  • Santa in Anatolia
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812993943
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046233
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900665472
  • (OCoLC)ocn900665472
  • 749517
Label
Shame and wonder : essays, David Searcy
Publication
Contents
  • How to color the grass
  • Science fictions #1
  • Science fictions #2 (for C.W.)
  • Science fictions #3
  • Nameless
  • On watching the Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan documentary about Lewis and Clark on PBS
  • Love in space
  • An enchanted tree near Fredericksburg
  • Cereal prizes
  • Paper airplane fundamentals
  • The Hudson River School
  • Cartoons
  • Always shall have been
  • Still life painting
  • El Camino Doloroso
  • Mad science
  • A futuristic writing desk
  • Sexy girls near Dallas
  • Didelphis Nuncius
  • The depth of baseball sadness
  • Santa in Anatolia
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812993943
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046233
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900665472
  • (OCoLC)ocn900665472
  • 749517

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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