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Fadiman, Anne 1953-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 141 publications in 13 languages and 8,505 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Essays  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: RA418.5.T73, 306.461
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Most widely held works about Anne Fadiman
 
Most widely held works by Anne Fadiman
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures by Anne Fadiman( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 3,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness and healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices
At large and at small : familiar essays by Anne Fadiman( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this volume, the author] returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, [she] draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain by Adam Kampe( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
An introduction to The shawl by Cynthia Ozick by Adam Kampe( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Ozick's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Rereadings( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answering the question "is a book the same the second time around?" this collection of essays includes contributions from Sven Krkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante, among others
The best American essays 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre
Ex libris : confessions of a common reader by Anne Fadiman( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays discusses the central and joyful importance of books and reading in the author's life."
At large and at small : confessions of a literary hedonist by Anne Fadiman( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth ("at large") and its miniaturist focus ("at small"). With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions, ranging from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country."--Jacket
Li ya de gu shi : e ling zhua zhu ni, ni jiu die dao by Anne Fadiman( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opposite of loneliness : essays and stories by Marina Keegan( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world"--
The big read( Recording )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Alles, was das Leben ausmacht : leichtfertige Essays by Anne Fadiman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures by Anne Fadiman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At large and at small : familiar essays by Anne Fadiman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this volume, the author] returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, [she] draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country.-http://www.loc.gov/catdir
Exlibris : en vanlig läsares bekännelser by Anne Fadiman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OENOPHILE'S DAUGHTER : a memoir by Anne Fadiman( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiu shu zhong wen yi nian hua( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W ogóle i w szczególe : eseje poufałe by Anne Fadiman( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays 2003( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] features a selection of the year's outstanding essays, essays of literary achievement that show an awareness of craft and forcefulness of thought.-Foreword
Ex-Libris : confissões de uma leitora comum by Anne Fadiman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures
Alternative Names
Anne Fadiman American essayist, journalist and magazine editor

Anne Fadiman Amerikaans journaliste

패디먼, 앤

ファディマン, アン

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At large and at small : familiar essaysRereadingsThe best American essays 2003Ex libris : confessions of a common readerAt large and at small : confessions of a literary hedonist