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Karr, Mary

Overview
Works: 43 works in 156 publications in 10 languages and 11,459 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Composer, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.A6929, B
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Most widely held works about Mary Karr
 
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Circling faith southern women on spirituality by Wendy Reed( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circling Faith is a collection of essays by southern women that encompasses spirituality and the experience of winding through the religiously charged environment of the American South. Mary Karr, in "Facing Altars," describes how the consolation she found in poetry directed her to a similar solace in prayer. In "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," Susan Cushman recounts how her dissatisfaction with a Presbyterian upbringing led her to hold her own worship services at home and eventually to join the Eastern Orthodox Church. "Magic" by Amy Blackmarr depicts a religious practice that occurs wholly outside of any formal setting-she recognizes places, such as a fishing shack in south Georgia, and things, such as crystal Cherokee earrings, as reminders that God exists everywhere and that a Great Comforter is always present. In "The Only Jews in Town," Stella Suberman gives her account of growing up as a religious minority in Tennessee, connecting her story to a larger narrative of Eastern European Jews who moved away from the Northeast, often to found and run "Jew stores" in midwestern and southern towns. Alice Walker, in an interview with Valerie Reiss titled "Alice Walker Calls God 'Mama, '" relates her dynamic relationship with her God, which includes meditation and yoga, and explains how she views the role of faith in her work, including her novel The Color Purple . These essays showcase the large spectrum of spirituality that abides in the South, as well as the equally large spectrum of individual women who hold these faiths
Sinners welcome : poems by Mary Karr( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 594 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
Viper rum by Mary Karr( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 413 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")
The devil's tour by Mary Karr( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abacus by Mary Karr( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kin by Mary Karr( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Liars' Club : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dazzling, prizewinning, wickedly funny tale of Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood'the book that sparked a renaissance in memoir When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr's comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger's'a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir's impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as 'funny, lively, and un-put-downable' (USA Today) today as it ever was
The last picture show by Larry McMurtry( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 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
Da shuo huang jia ju yue bu by Mary Karr( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiografisch getint relaas van een jeugd in een disharmonisch gezin in Texas
A memoir by Mary Karr( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 14 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
Tropic of Squalor by Mary Karr( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cherry : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Mary Karr comes this gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. Picking up where the bestselling The Liars' Club left off, Karr dashes down the trail of her teen years with customary sass, only to run up against the paralyzing self-doubt of a girl in bloom. Fleeing the thrills and terrors of adolescence, she clashes against authority in all its forms and hooks up with an unforgettable band of heads and bona-fide geniuses. Parts of Cherry will leave you gasping with laughter. Karr assembles a self from the smokiest beginnings, delivering a long- awaited sequel that is both "bawdy and wise" (San Francisco Chronicle)
Der Club der Lügner by Mary Karr( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The waste land and other writings by T. S Eliot( )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience. From the Hardcover edition
1 Hungry Midnight ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide before a spiritual awakening led her to sobriety
[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 a selection of her poems from her book The devil's tour and her memoir The liar's club
<> by Mary Karr( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Evening with Mary Karr, October 05, 2000 ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversation with Mary Karr and Calvin Trillin, October 11, 2006 ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
קאר, מרי
カー, メアリー
Languages
English (132)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Danish (1)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Finnish (1)
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