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Things like the truth : out of my later years

Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
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Winner of the National Book Award and the author of numerous highly praised works of fiction and nonfiction, Ellen Gilchrist is also a daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who takes delight in her large, wonderful family. Things like the Truth offers a collection of nonfiction essays about Ellen Gilchrist's life, family, home, work, aging, and the fun of fighting to stay healthy in an increasingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
Things like the truth.
Jackson, Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
(DLC) 2015051464
Named Person: Ellen Gilchrist; Ellen Gilchrist
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 9781496805751 1496805755
OCLC Number: 930257156
Description: xi, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section One --
Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas: My Southern home --
Things like the truth --
The family --
Hurricane, 2005, August 26: Testimony of Grandmother Ellen --
December 29, 2009, Ocean Springs, Mississippi --
Ode to New Orleans --
Casting a cold eye --
January 1, 2010 --
December 29, 2009, Ocean Springs, Mississippi: The mystery of psychotherapy; The mystery of transference; The hardwired banks of the river memory --
While talking to Gunther Perdigao on January 3, 2010 --
February 13, 2010 --
Section Two --
Mother, father, ancestors: The people who made me --
Wyoming, 1976 --
My momma and daddy get married in the Cathedral, Or, Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us --
Further in and deeper out (Wyoming) --
Writing maketh an exact man --
A store of treasures --
Living in the shadow of a beautiful mother --
A memory, the drive-in theatre --
Summer, a memory --
Section Three --
A home in the highland --
Keeping houses --
How I learned to love and trust women, since, after all, I am one --
Fall 2004, The origin of ball games --
Diamonds, 2006 --
My Paris and My Rome, Part I --
My Paris and My Romew, Part II --
Living with light --
My Paris and My Rome, Part III --
February 2007, homage to William Shawn --
Section Four --
The courts of love --
An anniversary --
In praise of the young man --
Being wooed --
Writing maketh an exact man, Part II --
Meditations on divorce --
The wine dark sea --
Blessings --
When I worry I run as fast as I can --
Pollen, part I --
Pollen, part II --
The joy of swimming --
Behaviorists, Freudians, Jungians, and Zen: A short history of a learning curve --
How to have a seventy-fifth birthday party that is a surefire success --
Heaven, a mystical experience in late October in Fayetteville, Arkansas, or, why we need to write and read books until we die, which I no longer fear or dream of understanding --
Section Five --
Blessings --
Christmas past --
Morality, Part I --
Proving once again I will do anything for my granddaughters --
On becoming an ancestor --
Grandmother, great-grandmother, what next?
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Ellen Gilchrist.

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