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The Resource Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing, Janet Jeppson Asimov

Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing, Janet Jeppson Asimov

Label
Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing
Title
Notes for a memoir
Title remainder
on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing
Statement of responsibility
Janet Jeppson Asimov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This charming book is a series of entertaining and thought-provoking musings, mainly about the imagination, the sense of identity, the compulsion to write, and Isaac Asimov--who, as Janet Asimov says, was good at all of them. Dr. Janet J. Asimov, a psychiatrist and celebrated fiction writer, has penned this delightful memoir with insight, poignancy, and wit on topics that she and her husband, Isaac Asimov, found especially meaningful over the years. From profound issues such as religion, philosophy, sex, personal identity, and mortality, to lighter subjects such as traveling together, camping, the golden thirties, and the problems and joys of writing, Asimov reveals many new and fascinating details about two engaging and creative people whose greatest creation--in addition to their writings--was the life they made together. Replete with new information about Isaac Asimov and never-before-published excerpts from his witty letters to her, in addition to family photos, this collection of personal reminiscences complements Isaac Asimov's highly acclaimed one-volume autobiography, It's Been a Good Life, which Janet Asimov edited. The Times Literary Supplement praised it as "an excellent introduction to his vision and his personality." Janet Asimov concludes this singular memoir with her own short stories, many published in magazines, but never before collected together in one book. Notes for a Memoir is guaranteed to delight, entertain, and inspire."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asimov, Janet
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.S5
LC item number
Z519 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Authors, American
  • Asimov, Isaac
  • Asimov, Janet
Label
Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing, Janet Jeppson Asimov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagination -- Imagination and reading -- Isaac -- Journeys -- Quirks -- Religion -- Philosophy -- Sex -- Identity -- Relatives -- The golden Thirties -- Summer Neverland in a troubled world -- Psychoanalyst -- Compulsive writing -- Writers' problems, joys, and advice -- More notes, and grief work -- Mortality -- Endnotes and bibliography -- A few short stories: Grimm witchery. Low hurdle. Relics. The fingerprints of the gods. Red devil statement. The contagion. Another Alice universe -- Photographs: all taken by amateurs, mostly me
Control code
63297793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591024057
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781591024057
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing, Janet Jeppson Asimov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagination -- Imagination and reading -- Isaac -- Journeys -- Quirks -- Religion -- Philosophy -- Sex -- Identity -- Relatives -- The golden Thirties -- Summer Neverland in a troubled world -- Psychoanalyst -- Compulsive writing -- Writers' problems, joys, and advice -- More notes, and grief work -- Mortality -- Endnotes and bibliography -- A few short stories: Grimm witchery. Low hurdle. Relics. The fingerprints of the gods. Red devil statement. The contagion. Another Alice universe -- Photographs: all taken by amateurs, mostly me
Control code
63297793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591024057
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781591024057
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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