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The Resource Can you tolerate this? : essays, Ashleigh Young

Can you tolerate this? : essays, Ashleigh Young

Label
Can you tolerate this? : essays
Title
Can you tolerate this?
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Ashleigh Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A subtly dazzling - and already prizewinning - collection of essays on youth and aging, ambition and disappointment, Katherine Mansfield tourism and New Zealand punk rock, and the limitations of the body"--
  • "Youth and frailty, ambition and anxiety. the limitations of the body and the challenges of personal transformation; these are the undercurrents that animate acclaimed poet Ashleigh Young's first collection of essays. In Can You Tolerate This?, Young offers a mosaic self-portrait of one young woman grappling with two forces: the external yearning of social isolation--a universal pang, sharpened here by the New Zealand landscape--and our internal relationship with our physical selves. (The title comes from the question chiropractors ask to test a patient's pain threshold.) In essays of remarkable range, Young writes with warmth and wry humor of her youthful crushes on Paul McCartney and Beck, of her brother the fledgling punk rocker, of the unself-consciousness of childhood and the awkwardness that follows. Interwoven with these personal stories are essays in surprising keys: atmospheric scenes that read like short fiction, and true stories of figures like the Pennsylvania man whose medical condition caused his body to calcify around his wounds, or the Japanese hikikomori, who shut themselves in small apartments to escape the burden of society. As we watch Young contemplate the wider world, undertake an intense yoga practice that masks deeper troubles, and gradually find herself through her writing, a highly particular psyche comes into view: searching, vulnerable, exacting in her observations of herself and her surroundings. [This book] marks the debut of an introspective yet widely curious young writer, a gifted chronicler of the uneasy tensions--between safety and risk, love and solitude, the catharsis of grief and the ecstasy of creation--that define our lives."--Dust jacket
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Ashleigh
Dewey number
824/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PR9639.4.Y67
LC item number
C36 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Essays
Label
Can you tolerate this? : essays, Ashleigh Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bones -- Witches -- The Te Kūiti underground -- Postie -- On any walk -- Big Red -- Window seat -- Black dog book -- Katherine would approve -- Wolf man -- She cannot work -- Can you tolerate this? -- Absolutely flying -- Sea of trees -- Bikram's knee -- Unveiling -- On breathing -- On going away -- Anemone -- Lark
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780525534037
Lccn
2017057498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028318549
System control number
  • on1041230223
  • (OCoLC)1041230223
Label
Can you tolerate this? : essays, Ashleigh Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bones -- Witches -- The Te Kūiti underground -- Postie -- On any walk -- Big Red -- Window seat -- Black dog book -- Katherine would approve -- Wolf man -- She cannot work -- Can you tolerate this? -- Absolutely flying -- Sea of trees -- Bikram's knee -- Unveiling -- On breathing -- On going away -- Anemone -- Lark
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780525534037
Lccn
2017057498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028318549
System control number
  • on1041230223
  • (OCoLC)1041230223

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