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Karr, Mary

Overview
Works: 60 works in 151 publications in 7 languages and 9,768 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Poetry  Speeches  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Drama  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Composer, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.A6929, B
Publication Timeline
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Sinners welcome : poems by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Mary Karr, the prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Liars' Club and Cherry, comes the paperback edition of Sinners Welcome, her fourth and most recent collection of poetry. Published to coincide with the hardcover release of her newest memoir, Lit, Sinners Welcome traces her improbable journey from a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism."--Publisher's website
The Liars' Club : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town
Viper rum by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first book since "The Liar's Club", Karr delves into the autobiographical subject matter of her two early collections. Various beloveds are birthed and buried in these lyrics, some of which--as the title suggests--deal with drink. Exact and surprising, her poems "take on the bedevilments of fate and grief with a diabolical edge of their own" ("Poetry")
Now go out there (and get curious) by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every year there are one or two commencement speeches that strike a chord with audiences far greater than the student bodies for which they are intended. In 2015 Mary Karr's speech to the graduating class of Syracuse University caught fire, hailed across the Internet as one of the most memorable in recent years, and lighting up the Twittersphere. In Now Go Out There, Karr explains why having your heart broken is just as-if not more-important than falling in love; why getting what you want often scares you more than not getting it; how those experiences that appear to be the worst cannot be so easily categorized; and how to cope with the setbacks that inevitably befall all of us. "Don't make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people's blow-dried outsides," she cautions. "Even the most priviliged person in this stadium suffers the torments of the damned just going about the business of being human." An ideal-and beautifully designed-gift for a graduate or for anyone looking for some down-to-earth life advice, Now Go Out There is destined to become a classic"--Jacket
The art of memoir by Mary Karr( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes for her highly selective seminar at Syracuse, where she mentored such future hit authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas. In this, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and 'black belt sinner', providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre
The devil's tour by Mary Karr( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abacus by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kin by Mary Karr( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy Award-winner Rodney Crowell collaborates with New York Times Best Selling author Mary Karr. This is their first collaboration and Karr's first entry into the world of music
The last picture show by Larry McMurtry( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The youth of a small town in mid-twentieth-century Texas search for ways to escape boredom and experience life and love
Now go out there by Mary Karr( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year there are one or two commencement speeches that strike a chord with audiences far greater than the student bodies for which they are intended. In 2015 Mary Karr's speech to the graduating class of Syracuse University caught fire, hailed across the Internet as one of the most memorable in recent years, and lighting up the Twittersphere. In Now Go Out There, Karr explains why having your heart broken is just as--if not more--important than falling in love; why getting what you want often scares you more than not getting it; how those experiences that appear to be the worst cannot be so easily categorized; and how to cope with the setbacks that inevitably befall all of us. "Don't make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people's blow-dried outsides," she cautions. "Even the most priviliged person in this stadium suffers the torments of the damned just going about the business of being human." An ideal--and beautifully designed--gift for a graduate or for anyone looking for some down-to-earth life advice, Now Go Out There is destined to become a classicet
Der Club der Lügner by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherry is the sequel to Mary Karr's memoir The Liar's Club, and takes her from the age of ten up to seventeen, through her awkward sexual awakening, her high school years and those spent with a nomadic gang of drug-taking surfers
Cherry : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Mary Karr recounts her tumultuous adolescence in Texas, including her sexual awakening, her problems with authority, and her adventures with an eccentric group of friends
1 Hungry Midnight( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Liars' Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, "continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal" (Entertainment Weekly). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness'and to her astonishing resurrection. Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting blueblood poet produces a son they adore. But she can't outrun her apocalyptic past. She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide. A hair-raising stint in "The Mental Marriott," with an oddball tribe of gurus and saviors, awakens her to the possibility of joy and leads her to an unlikely faith. Not since Saint Augustine cried, "Give me chastity, Lord'but not yet!" has a conversion story rung with such dark hilarity. Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up'as only Mary Karr can tell it
De leugenaarsclub : een herinnering by Mary Karr( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch getint relaas van een jeugd in een disharmonisch gezin in Texas
The art of memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karr breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, opening our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminating the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate
[Poetry reading by Mary Karr( Recording )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Karr reads poems from her manuscript Abacus, as well as others. Michael Milburn reads poems from his collection Such silence
Løgnernes klub by Mary Karr( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherry by Mary Karr( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaans tienermeisje in de jaren zeventig ontdekt stap voor stap haar gevoelens voor jongens
 
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Sinners welcome : poems
Alternative Names
Mary Karr Amerikaans dichteres

Mary Karr amerikansk poet

Mary Karr US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin

קאר, מרי

カー, メアリー

Languages
English (112)

German (5)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
The Liars' Club : a memoirViper rumThe devil's tourAbacusThe last picture showA memoirCherry : a memoirLit : a memoir