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Joe Gould's teeth / Jill Lepore.

Lepore, Jill, 1966- (author.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 974.7 LEP (Text) 33118000175374 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon FIC LEP (Text) 30653001400027 Adult Fiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 974.7 LEPORE (Text) 37743002171942 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 974.71 LEPORE (Text) 30403002176436 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Gould (Text) 31208912453547 non-fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 974.71092 LEP (Text) 31951004113566 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B GOULD, JOE LEPORE (Text) 33946003131021 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101947586
  • ISBN: 1101947586
  • ISBN: 9781101971796
  • ISBN: 1101971797
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-222) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Meo Tempore -- Miss Savage -- Case No. 231.
Summary, etc.:
"A "New Yorker" staff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time," and of the violence, betrayals, and madness that led to its concealment, "--NoveList.
From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called "The oral history of our time." Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the twentieth century. So did some of his friends, a group of modernist writers and artists that included E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, and Ezra Pound. Gould began his life's work before the First World War, announcing that he intended to write down nearly everything anyone ever said to him. "I am trying to preserve as much detail as I can about the normal life of every day people," he explained, because "as a rule, history does not deal with such small fry." By 1942, when The New Yorker published a profile of Gould written by the reporter Joseph Mitchell, Gould's manuscript had grown to more than nine million words. But when Gould died in 1957, in a mental hospital, the manuscript was nowhere to be found. Then, in 1964, in "Joe Gould's Secret," a second profile, Mitchell claimed that the book had been, all along, merely a figment of Gould's imagination. Lepore, unpersuaded, decided to find out. The result is a Poe-like tale of detection, madness, and invention. Digging through archives all over the country, Lepore unearthed evidence that "The oral history of our time" did in fact once exist. Relying on letters, scraps, and Gould's own diaries and notebooks--including volumes of his lost manuscript--Lepore argues that Joe Gould's real secret had to do with sex and the color line, with modernists' relationship to the Harlem Renaissance, and, above all, with Gould's terrifying obsession with the African American sculptor Augusta Savage. In ways that even Gould himself could not have imagined, what Gould wrote down really is a history of our time: unsettling and ferocious.--From dust jacket.
Subject: Gould, Joe, 1889-1957.
Oral history.
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962
Biography > Methodology.
New York (N.Y.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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