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My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (National Geographic Directions)

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Publisher Comments:

Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable book of selective memories. Combining stories, folklore, memoir, nature, poetry, and expository prose, the chapters of My Famous Evening may be seen as intersecting facets of reminiscence; there are certain refrains, themes, and preoccupations and I placed birds into as many of the book's nooks and crannies as possible. His goal: to portray the emotional dimensions of his experience.

Illustrated with photographs from Norman's own collection, this book offers a delightful, witty, and characteristically quirky take on a curious and beguiling region.

Read the story of Marlais Quire, a young woman who scandalously left her home in Nova Scotia in 1923 to travel to New York in an ill-fated attempt to attend a public reading by Joseph Conrad. Enjoy the delightful Birder's Notebook, a collection of stories about the Mi'kmaq cultural hero, Glooskap, and an account of Leon Trotsky's 1915 visit to Halifax, after a year in exile in New York, on his way to the October Revolution. For Norman, Nova Scotia is a place that provides a deep calm but also a sudden noir of the heart.

Synopsis:

An evocative portrait of the landscape and eccentric characters who have shaped his literary work by the critically acclaimed author of The Bird Artist and The Northern Lights captures the the world of Nova Scotia in a collection of folklore, poetry, reflections, anecdotes, stories, and essays based

Synopsis:

The two-time National Book Award finalist shares a unique look at Nova Scotia, the place that shaped his fiction--a raw landscape brimming with eccentric characters and bizarre situations.

About the Author

Howard Norman is the author of five novels, including Northern Lights and The Bird Artist, both National Book Award finalists, and The Museum Guard. In 1997 he received a Lannan Award in fiction. Norman teaches at the University of Maryland and divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Vermont. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792266303
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Author:
Norman, Howard
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Nova scotia
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, canadian
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Nova Scotia Social life and customs.
Subject:
TRAVEL / Canada
Copyright:
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Series Volume:
99/474
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.30x5.84x.94 in. .87 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Canada » General
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
Travel » North America » Canada
Travel » Travel Writing » General

My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (National Geographic Directions)
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Product details 224 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792266303 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An evocative portrait of the landscape and eccentric characters who have shaped his literary work by the critically acclaimed author of The Bird Artist and The Northern Lights captures the the world of Nova Scotia in a collection of folklore, poetry, reflections, anecdotes, stories, and essays based
"Synopsis" by , The two-time National Book Award finalist shares a unique look at Nova Scotia, the place that shaped his fiction--a raw landscape brimming with eccentric characters and bizarre situations.
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