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Fadiman, Anne 1953-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 118 publications in 10 languages and 8,488 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Classifications: RA418.5.T73, 306.461
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Most widely held works by Anne Fadiman
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 3,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices. distributed by Syndetic Solutions, LLC
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audio guide by Adam Kampe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
At large and at small : familiar essays by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth ("at large") and its miniaturist focus ("at small"). With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions, ranging from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country."--BOOK JACKET
An introduction to The shawl by Cynthia Ozick by Adam Kampe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Ozick's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Rereadings ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Answering the question "is a book the same the second time around?" this collection of essays includes contributions from Sven Krkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante, among others
The best American essays 2003 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre
At large and at small : confessions of a literary hedonist by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth ("at large") and its miniaturist focus ("at small"). With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions, ranging from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country."--BOOK JACKET
Ex libris : Bekenntnisse einer Bibliomanin by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Li ya de gu shi : e ling zhua zhu ni, ni jiu die dao by Fa Di Man ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-libris : confessions d'une lectrice ordinaire by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 18 courtes nouvelles, l'auteure compose son autobiographie de lectrice et d'amoureuse de la littérature. Tous les textes sont émaillés d'anecdotes, pour composer un livre vivant sur le mode humoristique
The big read ( Recording )
in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Der Geist packt dich, und du stürzt zu Boden : ein Hmong-Kind, seine westlichen Ärzte und der Zusammenprall zweier Kulturen by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex libris : confessions of a common reader by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud. There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony--Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of more than one reader who literally consumes page corners. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists
Spirit catches you and you fall down by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alles, was das Leben ausmacht : leichtfertige Essays by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-libris : confessions d'una lectora by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Catalan and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confessions of a common reader by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex libris : wyznania czytelnika by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eesseys recounting author's lifelong love affair with books and language
Ekslibris : en almindelig læsers bekendelser by Anne Fadiman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At large and at small familiar essays by Anne Fadiman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[In this volume, the author] returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, [she] draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. -http://www.loc.gov/catdir
 
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Alternative Names
ファディマン, アン
Languages
English (75)
Polish (6)
German (5)
Chinese (4)
French (2)
Catalan (2)
Spanish (2)
Danish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
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