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The Resource These are strange times, my dear : field notes from the republic, Wendy Willis

These are strange times, my dear : field notes from the republic, Wendy Willis

Label
These are strange times, my dear : field notes from the republic
Title
These are strange times, my dear
Title remainder
field notes from the republic
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Willis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A poet, activist, and mother traces her path as we careen toward this perilous moment in American political and civic life. The pointed and wide-ranging essays in Wendy Willis These Are Strange Times, My Dear explore everything from personal resistance to the rise of political podcasts, civic loneliness to the exploitation of personal data, public outrage to the opioid crisis all with a poet's gift for finding the sacred in the mundane, a hope in the dark. Even the essays hint at the lyrical complexities within: "A Million People on One String: Big Data and the Poetic Imagination," "Peeping in the Crack Under the Goddamn Door: One Citizen's Reflections on the Phenom that Is S-Town 94," "Reckoning with the Bros: Donald Trump, Robert Bly, and Swimming in the Sea of Grief." For some, it feels as if Americans have never before been involved in a situation where every day brings a loud new threat to our public order and to our commonwealth. Our executive branch is demanding our scrutiny on a daily, even hourly, basis. Again and again, Willis returns to the demanding question posed by Czech writer, activist, and politician Václav Havel: What does it mean to live in truth? As a way to hear this question and to begin an answer, Willis circles around it, to realize her duties and reactions to truth and power as a woman, a mother, a lawyer, and a poet as an American
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Wendy
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.W56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
These are strange times, my dear : field notes from the republic, Wendy Willis
Instantiates
Publication
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
sky294674968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781640091511
Lccn
2018033720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 03/19
Label
These are strange times, my dear : field notes from the republic, Wendy Willis
Publication
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
sky294674968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781640091511
Lccn
2018033720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 03/19

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