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The Resource An impenetrable screen of purest sky : a novel, Dan Beachy-Quick

An impenetrable screen of purest sky : a novel, Dan Beachy-Quick

Label
An impenetrable screen of purest sky : a novel
Title
An impenetrable screen of purest sky
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dan Beachy-Quick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The narrative opens at an academic cocktail party, with all the pretension that such a party traditionally entails. In his wandering away from the action, Daniel, the narrator, comes across a copy of Wonders and Tales, a book that had meant much to him as a child, at least in part because his father had forbidden him to read it. The book becomes both a catalyst for Daniel's memory and an inspiration for his own struggles as a novelist trying to complete a manuscript. Beachy-Quick periodically returns us to Daniel's life as an academic, with his various literary loves (especially Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson). In one splendid episode, Daniel substitutes for an indisposed friend and teaches a class on its final day of discussing Moby-Dick. Daniel shows himself to be, like Ahab, obsessed, though Daniel's obsession is with the beauty and power of the novel
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beachy-Quick, Dan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E24
LC item number
I47 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Authorship
Label
An impenetrable screen of purest sky : a novel, Dan Beachy-Quick
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall
Control code
ocn827974582
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781566893411
Lccn
2013003661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827974582
  • (Sirsi) a1654103
Label
An impenetrable screen of purest sky : a novel, Dan Beachy-Quick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall
Control code
ocn827974582
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781566893411
Lccn
2013003661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827974582
  • (Sirsi) a1654103

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