The Resource The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick

Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir
Title
The odd woman and the city
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Vivian Gornick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life. A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same. Running steadily through the book is Vivian Gornick's exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, whose friendship has 'shed more light on the mysterious nature of ordinary human relations than has any other intimacy' she has known. The exchange between Gornick and Leonard acts as a Greek chorus to the main action of the narrator's continual engagement on the street with grocers, derelicts, and doormen; people on the bus, cross-dressers on the corner, and acquaintances by the handful. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gornick, Vivian
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Narrated by Lyn Ellison
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ellison, Lyn
  • Queensland Narrating Service
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gornick, Vivian
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women authors, American
  • Friendship
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3931MP3
  • Print edition published: Nero/Black Inc Books, 2015
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251108643
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3931MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The odd woman and the city : a memoir, Vivian Gornick
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3931MP3
  • Print edition published: Nero/Black Inc Books, 2015
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251108643
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3931MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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