The Resource Alice Adams : portrait of a writer, Carol Sklenicka

Alice Adams : portrait of a writer, Carol Sklenicka

Label
Alice Adams : portrait of a writer
Title
Alice Adams
Title remainder
portrait of a writer
Statement of responsibility
Carol Sklenicka
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer has the heartbeat of one American woman's life in the twentieth century. It tells an intimate story of how Alice Adams-white, privileged, talented-endured a lonely childhood as a child in the racially distressed South and came of age during the Great Depression and World War II. Always a rebel in good-girl's clothing, Adams used her education, sexual and emotional curiosity, and uncompromising artistic ambition to break the strictures that bound women in the Fifties. Divorced with a child to raise, she worked at secretarial jobs for two decades before she could earn a living as a writer. Once celebrated as "America's Colette," Adams is now almost forgotten. With the same meticulous research and vivid storytelling she brought to Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life, Sklenicka's biography of Alice Adams connects the events of Adams's life to the events depicted in her stories. Sklenicka interviewed scores of Adams's friends and acquaintances and spent months, no years, with her letters and manuscripts. By delving into Adams's personal life, she shows how writing saved Adams from sorrows and how life served her writing. In Ploughshares, Jason Appel praised Sklenicka "one of the most astute literary critics of our time" for her weaving of "perceptive analysis of Carver's stories into her narrative of his life" and for her "even-handed presentation of the leading controversies in Carver scholarship." Though this biography never confuses fact and fiction, it allows them brighten and clarify one another"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sklenicka, Carol
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3551.D324
LC item number
Z86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Alice
  • Adams, Alice
  • Women authors, American
  • Women authors, American
Label
Alice Adams : portrait of a writer, Carol Sklenicka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Saved by her dolls (1926, and maternal history) -- Agatha and Nic (paternal history) -- The family romance (1926-1931) -- Depressions (1931-1937) -- Girls (1937-1940) -- North and south (1940-1943) -- Rumors of war at Radcliffe (1943-1945) -- Cocktail of dreams (1946-1947) -- Impersonators (1947-1948) -- Frustrated ambitions (1948-1950) -- Family of three (1950-1957) -- Max Steele (1958) -- Freedom (1958-1961) -- Alone (1961-1963) -- Careless love (1963-1966) -- Robert Kendall McNie (1964-1969) -- Disinherited (1969-1973) -- Editors and friends (1973-1976) -- "Very Colette" (1976-1979) -- Continuing achievement (1980-1981) -- A fateful age (1981-1983) -- Superior women (1984-1985) -- Fame and fortune (1986-1987) -- Things fall apart (1987-1989) -- "The book of Bob" (1990-1992) -- Sick (1992-1995) -- the age card (1995-1999) -- Afterlife
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 580 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451621310
Lccn
2019024836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085151036
  • 1877158
Label
Alice Adams : portrait of a writer, Carol Sklenicka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Saved by her dolls (1926, and maternal history) -- Agatha and Nic (paternal history) -- The family romance (1926-1931) -- Depressions (1931-1937) -- Girls (1937-1940) -- North and south (1940-1943) -- Rumors of war at Radcliffe (1943-1945) -- Cocktail of dreams (1946-1947) -- Impersonators (1947-1948) -- Frustrated ambitions (1948-1950) -- Family of three (1950-1957) -- Max Steele (1958) -- Freedom (1958-1961) -- Alone (1961-1963) -- Careless love (1963-1966) -- Robert Kendall McNie (1964-1969) -- Disinherited (1969-1973) -- Editors and friends (1973-1976) -- "Very Colette" (1976-1979) -- Continuing achievement (1980-1981) -- A fateful age (1981-1983) -- Superior women (1984-1985) -- Fame and fortune (1986-1987) -- Things fall apart (1987-1989) -- "The book of Bob" (1990-1992) -- Sick (1992-1995) -- the age card (1995-1999) -- Afterlife
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 580 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451621310
Lccn
2019024836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085151036
  • 1877158

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