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The Resource House hold : a memoir of place, Ann Peters

House hold : a memoir of place, Ann Peters

Label
House hold : a memoir of place
Title
House hold
Title remainder
a memoir of place
Statement of responsibility
Ann Peters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers many views: cornfields and glacial lakes, fast food parking lots and rural highways, Manhattan apartments and Brooklyn brownstones. Peters revisits the modern split-level where she grew up in Wisconsin, remembering her architect father who built it. Against the background of this formative space, she charts her roaming story through two decades of New York City apartments, before traveling to a cabin in the mountains of Colorado and finally purchasing an old farmhouse in upstate New York. More than a memoir of remembered landscapes, House Hold is also an expansive contemplation of America, a meditation on place and property, and an exploration of how literature shapes our thinking about the places we live. A gifted prose stylist, Peters seamlessly combines her love of buildings with her love of books. She wanders through the rooms of her past but also through what Henry James called "the house of fiction," interweaving personal narrative with musings on James, Willa Cather, and other writers. Peters reflects on the romance of pastoral retreat, the hazards of nostalgia, America's history of expansion and land ownership, and the conflicted desires to put down roots and to hit the road. Throughout, she asks how places make us who we are.--
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Assigning source
From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Peters, Ann
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E8375
LC item number
Z46 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Peters, Ann
  • Fond du Lac (Wis.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Peters, Ann
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • New York (State)
  • Wisconsin
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
  • Fond du Lac (Wis.) -- Biography
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
  • Peters, Ann -- (Professor of English)
Label
House hold : a memoir of place, Ann Peters
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Part One: The House; 1. The House on the Ledge; 2. The Architect; 3. The Second House; 4. The Holy Land; 5. Leaving; Part Two: The Apartment; 6. Reid Terrace; 7. Manhattan; 8. Lafayette; 9. Brownstone; Part Three: The Return; 10. Lake City; 11. Ancestors; 12. Jefferson; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
864900373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306192347
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3445379
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8b5bb78b-4843-41df-91bc-cb4d889f9f8e
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900373
Label
House hold : a memoir of place, Ann Peters
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Part One: The House; 1. The House on the Ledge; 2. The Architect; 3. The Second House; 4. The Holy Land; 5. Leaving; Part Two: The Apartment; 6. Reid Terrace; 7. Manhattan; 8. Lafayette; 9. Brownstone; Part Three: The Return; 10. Lake City; 11. Ancestors; 12. Jefferson; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
864900373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306192347
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3445379
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8b5bb78b-4843-41df-91bc-cb4d889f9f8e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900373

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