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The Resource Living with limericks, Garrison Keillor

Living with limericks, Garrison Keillor

Label
Living with limericks
Title
Living with limericks
Statement of responsibility
Garrison Keillor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Radio personality and author Garrison Keillor delights and astounds in this hybrid memoir/poetry collection that combines anecdotes from his childhood and his "A Prairie Home Companion" years with literary limericks, darkly humorous limericks, extended limericks (aka limericks with porches), and so much more. Limericks are the poems that can be written in the empty spaces between life, Keillor posits, and this compact book illustrates the full range of the form's utility: thank-you notes to doctors, odes to "Prairie Home" performers, postcard greetings from exotic places, succinct biographies of favorite writers, and scribbles in the margins of Sunday church programs. Readers who have always pined for the perfect limerick hinging on the place name "Schenectady" will at long last be placated. Meanwhile, longtime Keillor fans will gain insight into a whole new side of the bestselling author, whose obsession with limericks goes all the way back to when the bespectacled, lanky youth wearing hand-me-down jeans (from his sister) recited to his Anoka High School class: There was a young man of Anoka, who tried to write a great limerick. He tried and he tried, and some were not bad, but something seemed to be missing." -- Amazon
Cataloging source
VHB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keillor, Garrison
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keillor, Garrison
  • Authors, American
  • Limericks
Label
Living with limericks, Garrison Keillor
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
  • Heroes
  • Birthing
  • Immortality
  • Travels
  • Me and Emily
  • The necessity of limerick revival
  • Limericks of lit
  • Light verse on dark subjects
  • Don't forget flatulence, of course
  • Limericks of love
  • From whence it came
  • A very clear dream
  • Perversity
  • Permanence
  • There is an old man so obsessed
  • Weaponization
  • Freddy Keillor, 2000-2017
  • The old man
  • Postlude
  • A young man tries to distinguish himself with a major in English
  • Returning to form
  • Innovation
  • The limerick life
  • Reverence
  • The Sunday limerick
  • Greetings
Control code
on1128884313
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781733074513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128884313
Label
Living with limericks, Garrison Keillor
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
  • Heroes
  • Birthing
  • Immortality
  • Travels
  • Me and Emily
  • The necessity of limerick revival
  • Limericks of lit
  • Light verse on dark subjects
  • Don't forget flatulence, of course
  • Limericks of love
  • From whence it came
  • A very clear dream
  • Perversity
  • Permanence
  • There is an old man so obsessed
  • Weaponization
  • Freddy Keillor, 2000-2017
  • The old man
  • Postlude
  • A young man tries to distinguish himself with a major in English
  • Returning to form
  • Innovation
  • The limerick life
  • Reverence
  • The Sunday limerick
  • Greetings
Control code
on1128884313
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781733074513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128884313

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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