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The dead ladies project: exiles, expats, and ex-countries / Jessa Crispin.

Crispin, Jessa, (author.). McFadden, Amy. (Added Author). Read by Amy McFadden. (Cast).

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  • ISBN: 9781515923992 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1515923991 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 27 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Amy McFadden.
Summary, etc.:
When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding, a way of being in the world that demands neither constant struggle nor complete surrender. The Dead Ladies Project is an account of that journey - but it's also much, much more. Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of key locations in its literary map, of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh. As she reflects on William James struggling through despair in Berlin, Nora Barnacle dependent on and dependable for James Joyce in Trieste, Maud Gonne fomenting revolution and fostering myth in Dublin, or Igor Stravinsky starting over from nothing in Switzerland, Crispin interweaves biography, incisive literary analysis, and personal experience into a rich meditation on the complicated interactions of place, personality, and society that can make escape and reinvention such an attractive, even intoxicating proposition.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Crispin, Jessa.
Cities and towns > Psychological aspects.
Celebrities > Homes and haunts.
Aliens > Biography.
Place (Philosophy)

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