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The Resource Other people : takes & mistakes, David Shields

Other people : takes & mistakes, David Shields

Label
Other people : takes & mistakes
Title
Other people
Title remainder
takes & mistakes
Statement of responsibility
David Shields
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another person? How do we live through other people? Is it possible to fill the gap between people? If not, can art fill that gap? Grappling with these questions, David Shields gives us a book that is something of a revelation: seventy-plus essays, written over the last thirty-five years, reconceived and recombined to form neither a miscellany nor a memoir but a sustained meditation on otherness. The book is divided into five sections: Men, Women, Athletes, Performers, Alter Egos. Whether he is writing about sexual desire or information sickness, George W. Bush or Kurt Cobain, women's eyeglasses or Greek tragedy, Howard Cosell or Bill Murray, the comedy of high school journalism or the agony of first love, Shields's sustained, piercing focus is on the multiplicity of perspectives informing any situation, on the irreducible log jam of human information, and on the possibilities, and impossibilities, for human connection"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1956-
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Shields, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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1956-
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Shields, David
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  • Shields, David
  • Other (Philosophy)
Target audience
general
Label
Other people : takes & mistakes, David Shields
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780385351997
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016022400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223573
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223573
  • 398608
Label
Other people : takes & mistakes, David Shields
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780385351997
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016022400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223573
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223573
  • 398608

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