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Karr, Mary

Overview
Works: 65 works in 217 publications in 8 languages and 14,082 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Bildungsromans  Poetry  Western stories  Speeches  Domestic fiction  Drama  Interviews 
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 585 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 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")
Now go out there (and get curious) by Mary Karr( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 311 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 260 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 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 )

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 Liars' Club : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 85 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 )

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
Now go out there by Mary Karr( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 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
A memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 16 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
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

Bande de menteurs by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avec verve, l'auteur, qui est poète à l'origine, et enseigne la littérature et le "creative writing" à l'université de Syracuse, raconte son enfance texane dans une famille allumée, où sévissent violence, drogue, alcoolisme, secrets et mensonges. Ce livre a obtenu un grand succès aux Etats-Unis en 1995 à sa sortie
Cherry : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

5 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
Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 8 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
1 Hungry Midnight( Book )

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

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 5 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
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
The adult student's guide to survival & success by Al Siebert( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this one-stop reference provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance once they hit campus--either brick and mortar or online. This thorough guide explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create learning support groups. The handbook contains essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships, as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources. Now in its seventh edition, The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success has both stood the test of time and evolved with it
 
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Sinners welcome : poems
Alternative Names
Mary Karr Amerikaans dichteres

Mary Karr amerikansk poet

Mary Karr escritora estadounidense

Mary Karr US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin

קאר, מרי

カー, メアリー

Languages
English (168)

German (4)

Chinese (3)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Hebrew (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Viper rumThe devil's tourAbacusThe Liars' Club : a memoirThe last picture showA memoirCherry : a memoirLit : a memoirThe adult student's guide to survival & success