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The Resource The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion, Meghan Daum

The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion, Meghan Daum

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The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion
Title
The unspeakable
Title remainder
and other subjects of discussion
Statement of responsibility
Meghan Daum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A master of the personal essay candidly explores love, death, and the counterfeit rituals of American life In her celebrated 2001 collection, My Misspent Youth, Meghan Daum offered a bold, witty, defining account of the artistic ambitions, financial anxieties, and mixed emotions of her generation. The Unspeakable is an equally bold and witty, but also a sadder and wiser, report from early middle age. It's a report tempered by hard times. In "Matricide, " Daum unflinchingly describes a parent's death and the uncomfortable emotions it provokes; and in "Diary of a Coma" she relates her own journey to the twilight of the mind. But Daum also operates in a comic register. With perfect precision, she reveals the absurdities of the marriage-industrial complex, of the New Age dating market, and of the peculiar habits of the young and digital. Elsewhere, she writes searchingly about cultural nostalgia, Joni Mitchell, and the alternating heartbreak and liberation of choosing not to have children. Combining the piercing insight of Joan Didion with a warm humor reminiscent of Nora Ephron, Daum dissects our culture's most dangerous illusions, blind spots, and sentimentalities while retaining her own joy and compassion. Through it all, she dramatizes the search for an authentic self in a world where achieving an identity is never simple and never complete"--
  • "Essays on American sentimentality and its impact on the way we think about death, children, patriotism, and other matters"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Daum, Meghan
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3604.A93
  • PS3604.A93
LC item number
  • A6 2014
  • A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Literary Collections
  • Family and Relationships
Label
The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion, Meghan Daum
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky261394849
Dimensions
13 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780374280444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion, Meghan Daum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky261394849
Dimensions
13 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780374280444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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