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The Resource Life as a literary device : a writer's manual of survival, Vitali Vitaliev

Life as a literary device : a writer's manual of survival, Vitali Vitaliev

Label
Life as a literary device : a writer's manual of survival
Title
Life as a literary device
Title remainder
a writer's manual of survival
Statement of responsibility
Vitali Vitaliev
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vitali Vitaliev is the Ukrainian-born author, poet and journalist whose life has been spent exploring the curious, the unusual and the plain dotty manifestations of human life around the world. In this compelling and fiercely honest memoir, Vitaliev describes on how many occasions in his life, words have provided him with the means of survival: the words of great writers from Mikhail Bulgakov to George Orwell; the words of writer friends such as Peter Ustinov and Jospeh Heller; the words of his mother, of his children. He references his own writing too, with memories of creative assignments all over the globe, recalling the voices of people he has met and the impressions they made on him. The end result is a wonderfully uplifting paean to the power of literature to soothe the troubled soul - part memoir, part novel, part dreamlike meditation, part metaphor: how literature as a device can contribute to an individual's survival. Memory says Vitaliev, is like a scrap book, or a collection of reporter's notebooks: it distrusts a straight line, it is more a lake than a river, it has no beginning and no end. But with words, we can once more recall what it is to be human. -- Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKM
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1954-
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Vitaliev, Vitali
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Journalists
  • Authors, English
  • Vitaliev, Vitali
Label
Life as a literary device : a writer's manual of survival, Vitali Vitaliev
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn428778221
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
563 p.
Isbn
9781905636440
Ownership
  • Provenance 1: Accession no.: G2015/1.
  • Provenance 2: Donated by Professor David Seed, Department of English, University of Liverpool, December 2014.
  • Provenance 3: Title page signed in ink by author.
Label
Life as a literary device : a writer's manual of survival, Vitali Vitaliev
Publication
Control code
ocn428778221
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
563 p.
Isbn
9781905636440
Ownership
  • Provenance 1: Accession no.: G2015/1.
  • Provenance 2: Donated by Professor David Seed, Department of English, University of Liverpool, December 2014.
  • Provenance 3: Title page signed in ink by author.

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