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The Resource The light of the world : a memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander

The light of the world : a memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander

Label
The light of the world : a memoir
Title
The light of the world
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark. Because so much of her poetry is personal or autobiographical in nature, her transition to memoir is seamless, guided by her passionate belief in the power of language, her determination to share her voyage of self-discovery with her boys, and her embrace of the principle that the unexamined life is not worth living. This beautifully written book is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you--it's discovering the truth in your life's journey: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters"--
Summary
In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark. This book is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you--it's discovering the truth in your life's journey: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters
Tone
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409783
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L3494
LC item number
Z46 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander, Elizabeth
  • Women poets, American
  • Loss (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The light of the world : a memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20423651
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
255 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482228
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn908107406
Label
The light of the world : a memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20423651
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
255 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482228
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn908107406

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