skip to content
The anti-romantic child : a memoir of unexpected joy Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The anti-romantic child : a memoir of unexpected joy

Author: Priscilla Gilman
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Summary:
Priscilla Gilman, a teacher of romantic poetry who embraced Wordsworth's vision of childhood's spontaneous wonder, eagerly anticipated the birth of her first child, certain that he would come ?trailing clouds of glory.'But as Benjamin grew, his remarkable precocity was associated with a developmental disorder that would dramatically alter the course of Priscilla's dreams. InThe Anti-Romantic Child, a memoir full of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Priscilla Gilman; Priscilla Gilman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla Gilman
ISBN: 9780061690280 0061690287
OCLC Number: 795868705
Description: 291 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Memoir of unexpected joy
Responsibility: Priscilla Gilman.

Abstract:

Priscilla Gilman, a teacher of romantic poetry who embraced Wordsworth's vision of childhood's spontaneous wonder, eagerly anticipated the birth of her first child, certain that he would come ?trailing clouds of glory.'But as Benjamin grew, his remarkable precocity was associated with a developmental disorder that would dramatically alter the course of Priscilla's dreams. InThe Anti-Romantic Child, a memoir full of lyricism and light, Gilman explores our hopes and expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves'and the ways in which experience may lead us to re-imagine them.Using literature as a touchstone, Gilman reveals her journey through crisis to joy, illuminating the flourishing of life that occurs when we embrace the unexpected.The Anti-Romantic Childis a profoundly moving and compellingly universal book about family, parenthood, and love.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/795868705> # The anti-romantic child : a memoir of unexpected joy
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "795868705" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1000117> ; # Literature teachers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Person/gilman_priscilla> ; # Priscilla Gilman
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1026907> ; # Motherhood
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Topic/motherhood_united_states> ; # Motherhood--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Topic/mothers_united_states> ; # Mothers--United States
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.8743092/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/152689537> ; # Priscilla Gilman
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Topic/literature_teachers_united_states> ; # Literature teachers--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1026940> ; # Mothers
   schema:alternateName "Memoir of unexpected joy" ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/152689537> ; # Priscilla Gilman
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description "Priscilla Gilman, a teacher of romantic poetry who embraced Wordsworth's vision of childhood's spontaneous wonder, eagerly anticipated the birth of her first child, certain that he would come ?trailing clouds of glory.'But as Benjamin grew, his remarkable precocity was associated with a developmental disorder that would dramatically alter the course of Priscilla's dreams. InThe Anti-Romantic Child, a memoir full of lyricism and light, Gilman explores our hopes and expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves'and the ways in which experience may lead us to re-imagine them.Using literature as a touchstone, Gilman reveals her journey through crisis to joy, illuminating the flourishing of life that occurs when we embrace the unexpected.The Anti-Romantic Childis a profoundly moving and compellingly universal book about family, parenthood, and love."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3861631934> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The anti-romantic child : a memoir of unexpected joy"@en ;
   schema:productID "795868705" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/795868705#PublicationEvent/new_york_harper_perennial_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Agent/harper_perennial> ; # Harper Perennial
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061690280> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/795868705> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Agent/harper_perennial> # Harper Perennial
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Harper Perennial" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3861631934#Person/gilman_priscilla> # Priscilla Gilman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gilman" ;
   schema:givenName "Priscilla" ;
   schema:name "Priscilla Gilman" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1000117> # Literature teachers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature teachers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1026907> # Motherhood
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Motherhood"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1026940> # Mothers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mothers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/152689537> # Priscilla Gilman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gilman" ;
   schema:givenName "Priscilla" ;
   schema:name "Priscilla Gilman" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061690280>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0061690287" ;
   schema:isbn "9780061690280" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.