The Resource The light of the world : a memoir, Elizabeth Alexander

The light of the world : a memoir, Elizabeth Alexander

Label
The light of the world : a memoir
Title
The light of the world
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Alexander
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 50. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark. This exquisite memoir is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters. A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the resulting void, and finding solace in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. The Light of the World is both an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares about what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Elizabeth
Dewey number
811/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3551.L3494
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Elizabeth Alexander
Series statement
Overdrive
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander, Elizabeth
  • African American women poets
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Women poets, American
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not applicable
Label
The light of the world : a memoir, Elizabeth Alexander
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=2170198
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn990140287
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 45 min., 17 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478903338
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
Stock number
6D9E4680-8448-44B1-98E0-3A2FBDD6AA71
System control number
(OCoLC)990140287
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The light of the world : a memoir, Elizabeth Alexander
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=2170198
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn990140287
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 45 min., 17 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478903338
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
other
Stock number
6D9E4680-8448-44B1-98E0-3A2FBDD6AA71
System control number
(OCoLC)990140287
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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