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Karr, Mary

Overview
Works: 71 works in 281 publications in 9 languages and 14,586 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Fiction  Case studies  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Paranormal fiction  Poetry  Western fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Composer, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.A6929, B
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Circling faith : Southern women on spirituality( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,193 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 621 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined 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 364 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 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"--Jacket
The art of memoir by Mary Karr( )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 287 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 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

Tropic of squalor : poems by Mary Karr( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral, deeply felt, and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous--that mystery some of us hope toward in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power--illness, death, love's agonized disappointments. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you're an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness." --Front flap of dust jacket
Kin by Mary Karr( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 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 art of memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 66 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 Liars' Club : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For its twentieth anniversary, a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition of Mary Karr's pathbreaking, award-winning, mega-bestselling memoir, with a new foreword by Lena Dunham When it was first published twenty years ago, The Liars' Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, 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 age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now in a stunning Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lena Dunham--a creative game changer in her own right--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. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--
The last picture show by Larry McMurtry( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 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 42 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 35 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
Da shuo huang jia ju yue bu by Mary Karr( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War
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 13 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
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
Lit : a memoir by Mary Karr( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 9 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 awkening led her to sobriety
 
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Sinners welcome : poems
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Viper rumThe devil's tourAbacusThe Liars' Club : a memoirThe last picture showBiography & autobiographyA memoirLit : a memoir
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Mary Karr Amerikaans dichteres

Mary Karr amerikansk poet

Mary Karr écrivaine américaine

Mary Karr escritora estadounidense

Mary Karr US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin

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