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eBook My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (Directions) download ISBN: 0792266307
Author: Howard Norman
Publisher: National Geographic; 1ST edition (March 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 224
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My Famous Evening book. Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable ''book of selective memories.

My Famous Evening book.

Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable ''book of. .

Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable ''book of selective memories. Having traveled to the island in 1979 for work on a documentary film script, the author of The Bird Artist and The Northern Lights returns over the years, collecting myths and memories. In the book's first section, Norman relives the wanderlust of a young village woman, Marlais Quire, through the 1923 letters she writes to her sister.

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National geographic directions. My Famous Evening is a book of selective memories

Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries & Preoccupations. National geographic directions. Published by the National Geographic Society. My Famous Evening is a book of selective memories. In terms of its literary nature, I adhere to Emily Dickinson’s advice, to tell it slant. Trying to find the most useful and gratifying angle of approach to the subject of place, as with any writing, involves the strenuous matters of form, style, what to include, what to leave out, what should metaphorically resonate and what should be described in almost purely expository prose.

Evening : Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations.

book by Howard Norman. My Famous Evening : Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations.

Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations. Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable book of selective memories. Combining stories, folklore, memoir, nature, poetry, and expository prose, the chapters of My Famous Evening may be seen as intersecting facets of reminiscence; there are certain refrains, themes, and preoccupations and I placed birds into as many of the book’s nooks and crannies as possible. His goal: to portray the emotional dimensions of his experience.

My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (Directions): ISBN 9780792266303 .

My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (Directions): ISBN 9780792266303 (978-0-7922-6630-3) Hardcover, National Geographic, 2004. Learn More at LibraryThing. HOWARD NORMAN at LibraryThing. Results page: PREV 1 2.

My famous evening: Nova Scotia sojourns, diaries & preoccupations. In fond remembrance of me.

Howard Norman is an accomplished author who has twice been a finalist in the fiction category of the National . While it's been almost 40 years since American author Howard Norman called Nova Scotia home, the Maritime province is never too far from his mind

Howard Norman is an accomplished author who has twice been a finalist in the fiction category of the National Book Awards. While it's been almost 40 years since American author Howard Norman called Nova Scotia home, the Maritime province is never too far from his mind. I feel like my imagination has a kind of dual citizenship," said Norman, 68, whose published works include children's stories, memoirs and fiction.

Howard A. Norman (born 1949), is an American award-winning writer and educator. journey's epic log, entitled Oku no Hosomichi. His book, My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries & Preoccupations was published under National Geographic's "Directions" travel series. Most of his short stories and novels are set in Canada's Maritime Provinces. He has written several translations of Algonquin, Cree, and Inuit folklore. It includes a chapter on the Nova Scotia poet Elizabeth Bishop. There are also several early books published in small numbers

Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable ''book of selective memories.'' Combining stories, folklore, memoir, nature, poetry, and expository prose, the chapters of My Famous Evening ''may be seen as intersecting facets of reminiscence; there are certain refrains, themes, and preoccupations and I placed birds into as many of the book's nooks and crannies as possible.'' His goal: to portray the emotional dimensions of his experience.Illustrated with photographs from Norman's own collection, this book offers a delightful, witty, and characteristically quirky take on a curious and beguiling region.Read the story of Marlais Quire, a young woman who scandalously left her home in Nova Scotia in 1923 to travel to New York in an ill-fated attempt to attend a public reading by Joseph Conrad. Enjoy the delightful ''Birder's Notebook,'' a collection of stories about the Mi'kmaq cultural hero, Glooskap, and an account of Leon Trotsky's 1915 visit to Halifax, after a year in exile in New York, ''on his way to the October Revolution.'' For Norman, Nova Scotia is a place that provides a deep calm but also a ''sudden noir of the heart.''
Comments: (5)
Qutalan
I liked a couple other Howard Norman books a lot better but this is worth reading.
Chuynopana
Poetic, lovely book and the seller - Starlight Books - was perfect.
Thank you!! MSB Seattle
Nnulam
The author of this book is highly self absorbed and impressed with who he thinks he knows. This books has a lot of literary references as filler that have no relationship to Nova Scotia or the kind and simple people who reside there. The letters depicted in the 1st chapter are far more interesting in their style and humor than the author's own writing. Not sure where the title of this book comes from. The author is famous in his own mind and it doesn't translate well on the pages of this book or do justice to this very beautiful and scenic area.
Hap
Neat stories!!!1
Ariseym
What a pleasure to spend a cold winter's evening reading Howard Norman's book about Nova Scotia. Can almost feel the sand between my toes and see the sandpipers. Can't wait to visit in person.