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The destiny thief : essays on writing, writers, and life / Richard Russo.

Russo, Richard, 1949- (author.). Russo, Richard, 1949- Essays. Selections. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Gravestone and the commode. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Getting good. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Address to the 2004 graduates of Colby College. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Pickwick papers. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Imagining Jenny. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- What frogs think. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Mark Twain's nonfiction. (Added Author). Russo, Richard, 1949- Boss in Bulgaria. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works."--Amazon.com.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 814 RUS 2018 (Text) 33892100535542 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/01/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524733513 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1524733512 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 205 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The destiny thief -- The gravestone and the commode (The Sewanee review, summer 2017) -- Getting good (The Sewanee review, fall 2017) -- Address to the 2004 graduates of Colby College -- The pickwick papers (introduction to Modern Library Classics edition, 2003) -- Imagining Jenny (afterword to Jennifer Boylan's She's not there: a life in two genders, 2003) -- What frogs think: a defense of omniscience -- Mark Twain's nonfiction (introduction to volume 2, Everyman's Library edition, 2016) -- The boss in Bulgaria.
Summary, etc.:
"In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works."--Amazon.com.
Genre: Essays.

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