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The dead ladies project : exiles, expats, and ex-countries

Author: Jessa Crispin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding, a way of being in the world that demands neither constant struggle nor complete surrender, "--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jessa Crispin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessa Crispin
ISBN: 9780226278452 022627845X
OCLC Number: 898910944
Description: 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prelude : Chicago --
Berlin, William James --
Trieste, Nora Barnacle --
Sarajevo, Rebecca West --
South of France, Margaret Anderson --
Galway, Maud Gonne --
Lausanne, Igor Stravinsky --
St. Petersburg, W. Somerset Maugham --
London, Jean Rhys --
Jersey Island, Claude Cahun --
Coda : Zakynthos.
Responsibility: Jessa Crispin.

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"When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding, a way of being in the world that demands neither constant struggle nor complete surrender, "--Amazon.com.

At thirty, Crispin burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, still on the road, she's in search not so much of a home as of understanding. Fascinated by exile, Crispin traveled an itinerary of key locations that have drawn writers who needed to break free and start fresh. She explores why the prospect of escape and reinvention was an attractive proposition to them.

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"Crispin is bothsmart enough to know there are noanswers, and human enough to admit she needs them; her resulting travelogueisa phenomenal record of the mind in service (maybe) of the heart."--Shalom Read more...

 
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