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Public library and other stories / Ali Smith.

Author/Creator:
Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Publication:
New York : Anchor, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
219 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Short stories.
Summary:
"Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives--our own personal libraries--make of us? What does the unraveling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us? The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make. Woven between the stories are conversations with writers and readers reflecting on the essential role that libraries have played in their lives. At a time when public libraries around the world face threats of cuts and closures, this collection stands as a work of literary activism--and as a wonderful read from one of our finest authors"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Last
that beautiful new build
Good voice
opened by mark twain
The beholder
a clean, well-lighted place
The poet
the ideal model of society
The human claim
soon to be sold
The ex-wife
put a price on that
The art of elsewhere
on bleak house road
After life
curve tracing
The definite article
the library sunlight
Grass
the marking of me
Say I won't be there
the infinite possibilities
And so on.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Sargent fund bookplate.
Other format:
Online version:
Smith, Ali, 1962- author. Public library and other stories
ISBN:
9781101973042 : PAP
1101973048 : PAP
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