The Resource The other shore : essays on writers and writing, Michael Jackson

The other shore : essays on writers and writing, Michael Jackson

Label
The other shore : essays on writers and writing
Title
The other shore
Title remainder
essays on writers and writing
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, he explores writing as a technics akin to ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that enables us to reach beyond the limits of everyday life and forge virtual relationships and imagined communities. Although Maurice Blanchot wrote of the impossibility of writing, the passion and paradox of literature lies in its attempt to achieve the impossible--a leap of faith that calls to mind the mystic's dark night of the soul, unrequited love, nostalgic or utopian longing, and the ethnographer's attempt to know the world from the standpoint of others, to put himself or herself in their place. Every writer, whether of ethnography, poetry, or fiction, imagines that his or her own experiences echo the experiences of others, and that despite the need for isolation and silence his or her work consummates a relationship with them."--Provided by the publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.509
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.J23 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The other shore : essays on writers and writing, Michael Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The other shore -- The red road -- Kindred spirits -- Writing under the influence -- A typewriter collecting dust -- Writing in limbo -- The magical power of words -- Flights of fancy -- Writing fellowship -- There go I -- Love letters -- Writing for bare life -- Writing so as not to die -- Chinese boxes -- The writing on the wall -- Writing out of the blue -- A storyteller's story -- Writing in the dark -- Writing in the zone -- Writing, naturally -- Writing workshop -- The books in my life -- Writing utopia -- Writing in search of lost time -- Writing about writers -- Writing in ruins -- Writing as a way of life
Control code
ocn825978146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022059942
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  • 22573/ctt24fp4d
  • f0f2abec-68c9-425c-9c7b-57b6e8906c9e
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3463342x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)825978146
  • pebcs0520954823

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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