The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jessa Crispin

The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jessa Crispin year 2015
  • Book name: The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries
  • Author: Jessa Crispin
  • Release date: 2015/2/20
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780226278452
  • Rating: 7.38 of 10
  • Votes: 174
  • Review by: Jayce Gantt
  • Review rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/25
  • Total pages: 248
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding, a way of being in the world that demands neither constant struggle nor complete surrender. The Dead Ladies Project is an account of that journey-but it's also much, much more. Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of key locations in its literary map, of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh. As she reflects on William James struggling through despair in Berlin, Nora Barnacle dependant on and dependable for James Joyce in Trieste, Maud Gonne fomenting revolution and fostering myth in Dublin, or Igor Stravinsky starting over from nothing in Switzerland, Crispin interweaves biography, incisive literary analysis, and personal experience into a rich meditation on the complicated interactions of place, personality, and society that can make escape and reinvention such an attractive, even intoxicating proposition.Personal and profane, funny and fervent, The Dead Ladies Project ranges from the nineteenth century to the present, from historical figures to brand-new hangovers, in search, ultimately, of an answer to a bedrock question: How does a person decide how to live their life?
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H19M43S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Guidebooks, European History, Biography: Literary, Travel Writing, Literary Studies: General
  • Available formats: TCR, HTML, TXT, DOC, WORD, EPUB, PDF, TCR. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, Z, GZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.58 USD
  • Dimensions: 137.16x213.36x15.24mm
  • Weight: 294.84g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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