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The Resource My autobiography of Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland

My autobiography of Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland

Label
My autobiography of Carson McCullers
Title
My autobiography of Carson McCullers
Statement of responsibility
Jenn Shapland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza; she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories. In genre-defying vignettes, Jenn Shapland interweaves her own story with Carson McCullers's to create a vital new portrait of one of America's most beloved writers, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapland, Jenn
Dewey number
  • 306.76/63092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.4.S53
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shapland, Jenn
  • Lesbians
  • McCullers, Carson
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
Label
My autobiography of Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1136155280
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781947793286
Lccn
2019031475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1136155280
Label
My autobiography of Carson McCullers, Jenn Shapland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1136155280
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781947793286
Lccn
2019031475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1136155280

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