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Fishing for amber : a long story, Ciaran Carson

Label
Fishing for amber : a long story
Title
Fishing for amber
Title remainder
a long story
Statement of responsibility
Ciaran Carson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'It was long ago, and long ago it was; and if I'd been there, I wouldn't be here now; if I were here, and then to be now, I'd be an old storyteller, whose story might have been improved by time, could he remember it.' ..So begins the latest work of the writer of whom Charles Simic has said: 'He is one of the best poets we have on both sides of the Atlantic and the publication of every one of his books is a major event in both our literatures.' In the way it dazzles us with a weave of narratives, Fishing for Amber surpasses Carson's previous book, The Star Factory; in the sheer pleasure it takes in stories it is at least the equal of Last Night's Fun, his first prose work. In form it is a kind of magic alphabet, from A-Z, with the subjects drawn from chillingly comic Irish fairy tales; from Ovid's Metamorphoses; and from the history of the Dutch Golden Age, the time of Vermeer the painter of light and Van Leeuwenhoek the inventor of microscopes. These three strands of - fiction? fable? - are united by the author's wonder at the preservation and enrichment of stories by time, and the transformation of vision by art."--Google Books
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carson, Ciaran
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.A714
LC item number
F57 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storytelling
  • Tales
Label
Fishing for amber : a long story, Ciaran Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes sources (pages 352-360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antipodes -- Berenice -- Clepsydra -- Delphinium -- Ergot -- Foxglove -- Ganymede -- Helicon -- Io -- Jacinth -- Kipper -- Leyden -- Marigold -- Nemesis -- Opium -- Pegasus -- Quince -- Ramification -- Submarine -- Tachygraphy -- Undine -- Veronica -- Whereabouts -- Xerox -- Yarn -- Zoetrope
Control code
991862073023
Extent
viii,360 p.
Isbn
9781862073029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fishing for amber : a long story, Ciaran Carson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes sources (pages 352-360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antipodes -- Berenice -- Clepsydra -- Delphinium -- Ergot -- Foxglove -- Ganymede -- Helicon -- Io -- Jacinth -- Kipper -- Leyden -- Marigold -- Nemesis -- Opium -- Pegasus -- Quince -- Ramification -- Submarine -- Tachygraphy -- Undine -- Veronica -- Whereabouts -- Xerox -- Yarn -- Zoetrope
Control code
991862073023
Extent
viii,360 p.
Isbn
9781862073029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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