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The Resource The correspondence, J.D. Daniels

The correspondence, J.D. Daniels

Label
The correspondence
Title
The correspondence
Statement of responsibility
J.D. Daniels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first collection from a Whiting Writers' Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1. Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J.D. Daniels asks in his first book, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul. Working from his own highly varied experience--as a janitor, a night watchman, an adjunct professor, a drunk, an exterminator, a dutiful son--he considers how far books and learning and psychoanalysis can get us, and how much we're stuck in the mud. In prose wound as tight as a copper spring, Daniels takes us from the highways of his native Kentucky to the Balearic Islands and from the Pampas of Brazil to the rarefied precincts of Cambridge, Massachusetts. His traveling companions include psychotic kindergarten teachers, Israeli sailors, and Southern Baptists on fire for Christ. In each dispatch, Daniels takes risks--not just literary (voice, tone, form) but also more immediate, such as spending two years on a Brazilian jujitsu team (he gets beaten to a pulp, repeatedly) or participating in group psychoanalysis (where he goes temporarily insane). Daniels is that rare thing, a writer completely in earnest whose wit never deserts him, even in extremis. Inventive, intimate, restless, streetwise, and erudite, The Correspondence introduces a brave and original observer of the inner life under pressure. A collection of the author's essays, previously published in The Paris Review"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8.5
LC item number
.D26 2017
Literary form
essays
Label
The correspondence, J.D. Daniels
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letter from Cambridge
  • Letter from Majorca
  • Letter from Kentucky
  • Letter from Level Four
  • Letter from Devils Tower
  • Letter from the Primal Horde
Control code
ocn952942958
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780374535940
Lccn
2016017824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952942958
Label
The correspondence, J.D. Daniels
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letter from Cambridge
  • Letter from Majorca
  • Letter from Kentucky
  • Letter from Level Four
  • Letter from Devils Tower
  • Letter from the Primal Horde
Control code
ocn952942958
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780374535940
Lccn
2016017824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952942958

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