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The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly, Robin Robertson

Label
The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly
Title
The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly
Statement of responsibility
Robin Robertson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, 'The Long Take' is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities
Awards note
Goldsmiths Prize
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Robin
Dewey number
  • 821.9'2
  • 821.9'2
  • 821.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Narrative poetry, English
  • Literature
Label
The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly, Robin Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781509886258
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781509886258
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly, Robin Robertson
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781509886258
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781509886258
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)

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