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The Resource The book of delights, Ross Gay

The book of delights, Ross Gay

Label
The book of delights
Title
The book of delights
Statement of responsibility
Ross Gay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay's funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend's unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an airplane, the silent nod of acknowledgment between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than any other subject, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world - his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis. The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gay, Ross
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay, Ross
  • Life
  • Joy
  • American essays
Label
The book of delights, Ross Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018012383
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781616207922
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018012383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The book of delights, Ross Gay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018012383
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781616207922
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018012383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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