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Karr, Mary

Overview
Works: 62 works in 260 publications in 12 languages and 14,416 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Fiction  Biography  Case studies  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Paranormal fiction  Poetry  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Composer, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.A6929, B
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Sinners welcome : poems by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 587 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 )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 411 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 art of memoir by Mary Karr( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) In The Art of Memoir, 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. Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers' experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr's own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told- and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate. Joining such classics as Stephen King's On Writing and Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today's most popular literary forms-a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft
The devil's tour by Mary Karr( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 242 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 154 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 Liars' Club : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 117 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 art of memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 61 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
The last picture show by Larry McMurtry( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 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
Biography & autobiography( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten writers explore their own lives and the lives of others
Now go out there by Mary Karr( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of curiosity, compassion, and the surprising power of fear, based on the New York Times bestselling author and renowned professor's 2015 commencement address at Syracuse University."Being smart and rich are lucky, but being curious and compassionate will save your ass."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 lit 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 privileged 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
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

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel by George Saunders( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy's body."--Container
A memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 10 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 9 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 7 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
Cherry by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaans tienermeisje in de jaren zeventig ontdekt stap voor stap haar gevoelens voor jongens
Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lit" follows Mary Karr's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness and her astonishing resurrection. Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare quoting 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" awakens her to the possibility of joy, and leads her to an unlikely faith. "Lit" is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. It is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up as only Mary Karr can tell it
Interview with Mary Karr by Mary Karr( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author discusses the background for her book, Liar's Club
 
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Sinners welcome : poems
Alternative Names
Mary Karr Amerikaans dichteres

Mary Karr amerikansk poet

Mary Karr écrivaine américaine

Mary Karr escritora estadounidense

Mary Karr US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin

קאר, מרי

קאר, מרי סופרת אמריקאית

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カー, メアリー

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Viper rumThe devil's tourAbacusThe Liars' Club : a memoirThe last picture showBiography & autobiographyA memoirCherry : a memoir