The Uncollected David Rakoff

Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

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Author: David Rakoff

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307946487

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Bestselling and Thurber Prize–winning humorist David Rakoff was one of the most original, delightfully acerbic voices of his generation. Here, in one place, is the best of his previously uncollected material—most never before published in book form. David Rakoff’s singular personality spills from every page of this witty and entertaining volume, which includes travel features, early fiction works, pop culture criticism, and transcripts of his most memorable appearances on public radio’s Fresh Air and This American Life. These writings chart his transformation from fish out of water, meekly arriving for college in 1982, to a proud New Yorker bluntly opining on how to walk properly in the city. They show his unparalleled ability to capture the pleasures of solitary pursuits like cooking and crafting, especially in times of trouble; as well as the ups and downs in the life-span of a friendship, whether it is a real relationship or an imaginary correspondence between Gregor Samsa and Dr. Seuss (co-authored with Jonathan Goldstein). Also included is his novel-in-verse Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. By turns hilarious, incisive and deeply moving, this collection highlights the many facets of Rakoff’s huge talent and shows the arc of his remarkable career. With a foreword by Paul Rudnick. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

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Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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Hunter Quatermain's Story

The Uncollected Adventures of Alan Quatermain

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Author: Henry Rider Haggard

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Over a century after the debut of the intrepid hunter explorer Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's Mines, he remains one of the great heroes of literature whose adventures have been adapted for cinema and television. This new anthology brings to light a novelette and four short stories which have never been collected in one volume. Introducing the tales with a detailed resume of the author's life and career, this compendium provides information about the inspiration and creation of Allan Quatermain. A chronology of the explorer's life linked to the novels and stories is also included.