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The Resource This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell

This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell

Label
This old man : all in pieces
Title
This old man
Title remainder
all in pieces
Statement of responsibility
Roger Angell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Includes essays about E.B. White, Harold Ross, Mark Twain, John Hersey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Donald Barthelme, Vladimir Nabokov, V.S. Pritchett, William Maxwell, William Steig, John Updike, and others
  • Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Paine and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This old man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at Work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues--writers, ballplayers, editors, artists--encountered over the course of a full and generous life
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angell, Roger
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N46
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angell, Roger
  • Authors, American
  • Sportswriters
Label
This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/5C743733-216E-465D-8AF1-BDC226EF109B/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=911AC627-8F4D-4C6D-BED4-56E3AC511117
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385541145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn929953367
  • (OCoLC)929953367
Label
This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/5C743733-216E-465D-8AF1-BDC226EF109B/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=911AC627-8F4D-4C6D-BED4-56E3AC511117
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385541145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn929953367
  • (OCoLC)929953367

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