WorldCat Identities

Pool, Gail 1946-

Works: 4 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,541 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gail Pool
Faint praise : the plight of book reviewing in America by Gail Pool( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pool's behind-the-scenes look at the institution of book reviewing analyzes how it works and why it often fails, describes how editors choose books for review and assign them to reviewers, examines the additional roles played by publishers, authors, and readers and contrasts traditional reviewing with newer, alternative book coverage"--Provided by publisher
Other people's mail : an anthology of letter stories by Gail Pool( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost among the Baining : adventure, marriage, and other fieldwork by Gail Pool( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late sixties, Gail Pool and her husband set off for an adventure in New Guinea. He was a graduate student in anthropology; she was an aspiring writer. They prepared, as academics do, by reading, practicing with language tapes, consulting with the nearest thing to experts, and then, excited and optimistic, off they went. But all their research could not prepare them for the reality of life in the jungle. As they warded off gargantuan insects, slogged through seemingly endless mud, and turned on each other in fatigue and frustration, they struggled to somehow connect with their enigmatic hosts, the Baining--a people who showed no desire to be studied. Sixteen months later they returned home. Despite months of trying, they had not been able to make sense of the Baining's culture. Worse yet, their lives no longer seemed to make sense. Pool put her journals away. Her husband abandoned the study of anthropology. Decades later, Pool returned to her journals and found in her jumbled notes the understanding that had eluded her twenty-three-year-old self. Finally, she and her husband returned to New Guinea for a shorter visit and a warm reunion with the tribe that challenged them on so many levels and, Pool now realized, made their journey and lives deeper and richer
From the margin to the centre : proceedings of the 25th anniversary meeting of the Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists by Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Faint praise : the plight of book reviewing in America
Other people's mail : an anthology of letter stories
English (27)