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The Resource March sisters : on life, death, and Little women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley

March sisters : on life, death, and Little women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley

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March sisters : on life, death, and Little women
Title
March sisters
Title remainder
on life, death, and Little women
Statement of responsibility
Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On its 150th anniversary, four acclaimed authors offer personal reflections on their lifelong engagement with Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of girlhood and growing up. For the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott's novel--what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us about life. Kate Bolick finds parallels in oldest sister Meg's brush with glamour at the Moffats' ball and her own complicated relationship with clothes. Jenny Zhang confesses to liking Jo least among the sisters when she first read the novel as a girl, uncomfortable in finding so much of herself in a character she feared was too unfeminine. Carmen Maria Machado writes about the real-life tragedy of Lizzie Alcott, the inspiration for third sister Beth, and the horror story that can result from not being the author of your own life's narrative. And Jane Smiley rehabilitates the reputation of youngest sister Amy, whom she sees as a modern feminist role model for those of us who are, well, not like the fiery Jo. These four voices come together to form a deep, funny, far-ranging meditation on the power of great literature to shape our lives
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Bolick, Kate
Dewey number
813.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1017.L53
LC item number
B65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zhang, Jenny
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Smiley, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Sisters in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
March sisters : on life, death, and Little women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley
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Publication
Note
Special publication--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1104646242
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781598536287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
1 illustration
Label
March sisters : on life, death, and Little women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley
Publication
Note
Special publication--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1104646242
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781598536287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
1 illustration

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