In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song / Jerome Charyn.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A lyrical autobiography in essays from a celebrated author, honoring outlier artists and other heroes and villains who inspired him. In this collection of ten essays, Jerome Charyn takes readers on a tour through the New York of his youth and into the curious, probing mind of a great writer, crafting a love letter to the colorful places, people, and books--some famous, some forgotten--that have nourished him over his long and prolific literary career. Whether Charyn is writing about baseball or his relationship with his Jewish immigrant father, paying tribute to goddesses of the silver screen or the comic shops of the South Bronx, his writing sings beyond the silence intrinsic to the act of art making and the overwhelming passage of time"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: Silence & Song -- The sadness of Saul -- Ellis: an autobiography -- Haunch paunch and jowl -- Isaac Babel -- Inside the hornet's head -- Faces on the wall -- Mr. Feathers -- Black Diamond -- Portrait of the young artist as an anteater in the Bronx -- Letter from Mogilev.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271).
    • Other Titles:
      Essays. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9781942658429
      1942658427
    • Accession Number:
      2017039517
    • Accession Number:
      on1007755162
      1007755162
    • Accession Number:
      fay.585076
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CHARYN, J. In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song. [s. l.]: Bellevue Literary Press, 2018. ISBN 9781942658429. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Charyn J. In the Shadow of King Saul : Essays on Silence and Song. Bellevue Literary Press; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076. Accessed December 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Charyn, J. (2018). In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song. Bellevue Literary Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Charyn, Jerome. 2018. In the Shadow of King Saul : Essays on Silence and Song. The Art of the Essay. Bellevue Literary Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076.
    • Harvard:
      Charyn, J. (2018) In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song. Bellevue Literary Press (The art of the essay). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076 (Accessed: 11 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Charyn, J 2018, In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song, The art of the essay, Bellevue Literary Press, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Charyn, Jerome. In the Shadow of King Saul : Essays on Silence and Song. Bellevue Literary Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Charyn, Jerome. In the Shadow of King Saul : Essays on Silence and Song. The Art of the Essay. Bellevue Literary Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Charyn J. In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song [Internet]. Bellevue Literary Press; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 11]. (The art of the essay). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585076

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 March #2

Charyn (A Loaded Gun) presents a deeply personal look at the city, authors, and experiences that have shaped him and his writing. Readers will delight in encountering Charyn's New York City, where "everything is possible because its past is only the future turned upside down," beginning with the Dutch colonists who named it "New Amsterdam" to pretend they had never left home. From his ruminations on seeing classic studio-era films during his South Bronx childhood in the 1940s and '50s to an account of a day spent with Mayor Ed Koch in the mid-'80s, Charyn's prose enchants as he explores the modern individual as a sort of King Saul figure, out of favor with God. He draws a parallel between the biblical ruler, who "did not have the gift of song," and his own father, a Polish immigrant ill at ease with English and America. Charyn views his own writing as "a mute's revenge on a talkative world," crediting Saul Bellow with inspiring not only him but many other Jewish writers to feel that they could join the American literary conversation. Longtime fans and those new to Charyn's work alike will enjoy this distinctive glimpse into one author's influences. Agent: Georges Borchardt, George Borchardt Inc. (Sept.)

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