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Jamison, Leslie 1983-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 90 publications in 7 languages and 4,437 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Case studies  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Travel writing  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Bibliography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3610.A485, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Leslie Jamison
 
Most widely held works by Leslie Jamison
The empathy exams : essays by Leslie Jamison( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others
The gin closet : a novel by Leslie Jamison( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a slew of family fights, teenager Tilly Rudolph abandons her middleclass home in the suburbs and flees to the seedy underworld of Reno. She scrapes to get by, working as a prostitute and nursing various addictions, eventually drinking herself to the brink of death in a dusty trailer park. One day, after Tilly spends nearly thirty years without a family, her niece, a young cosmopolite from New York, shows up on her doorstep and changes both their lives forever
The best American essays 2017 by Leslie Jamison( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a selection of literary essays from the previous year which were originally published in American periodicals
The best American travel writing 2017 by Jason Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2017, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Examens in empathie : essays by Leslie Jamison( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain?real and imagined, her own and others'?Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory?from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration?in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath by Leslie Jamison( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.--
The gin closet : a novel by Leslie Jamison( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Gin Closet' unravels the strange and powerful intimacy that forms between alcoholic Tilly and her unknown niece Stella as they move to San Fransisco to make a home with Abe, Tilly's overworked and elusive son, forming a fragile triangle that eventually breaks under its own weight."--Container
Let's go( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to traveling in Costa Rica on a budget that provides information on the country's hotels, restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, nightlife, activities, beaches, and culture, with detailed maps, listings, insider tips, and notes on work and volunteer opportunities
Such mean estate by Ryan Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimen days ; & Collect by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time. One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life. Specimen Days and Collect, first published in 1882, is a choice collection of Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the era of the Civil War and its aftermath. On page after page, a vast panorama of American life unfolds, and with it rare glimpse of Whitman as poet, empathetic observer, and romantic wanderer. From his years as a wartime nurse in Washington, D.C., come touching glimpses of the dead and dying in military hospitals, memories of Abraham Lincoln, and vivid impressions of the nation's capital in a time of great crisis. Whitman's travel yields memorable recollections of Boston, the Hudson Valley, a walk through Central Park, Niagara Falls, the City of Denver, and more. Along with the famed essay "Democratic Vistas," there are scenes from the poet's childhood, touching tributes to songbirds, wildflowers, friendship and freedom; impressions of the music of Beethoven, reflections on a last visit to Emerson, the deaths of Lincoln and Longfellow and the painful process of aging. Deeply felt and vividly expressed, Specimen Days and Collect is a richly rewarding experience, a rare excursion into the mind and heard of one of America's greatest poets--and the America his poetry so richly commemorated"--
Ontwenning : over alcohol, bedwelming en herstel by Leslie Jamison( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mede aan de hand van haar eigen ervaringen vertelt de Amerikaanse romanschrijfster over alcoholverslaving en de wijze waarop het beste hulp kan worden geboden aan alcoholisten
The empathy exams : essays by Leslie Jamison( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subjects of this stylish and audacious collection of essays range from an assault in Nicaragua to a Morgellons meeting; from Frida Kahlo's plaster casts to a gangland tour of LA. Jamison is interested in how we tell stories about injury and pain, and the limits that circumstances, bodies and identity put on the act of describing
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath by Leslie Jamison( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction and examines what we want these stories to do, and what happens when they fail us
Tin House( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the website: America has always been the land of invention and reinvention. We hold on to the belief that people forged in the fires of misadventure or tragedy or just plain stupidity can save themselves if they are willing to accept responsibility for their misdeeds and make amends. But can we ever truly hit reset, go back to a pure state? The search for lost innocence has fueled many a quest, both personal and artistic. In this issue we explore some of the ways in which we try to restore the mind and heart. Leslie Jamison, in her essay "Confessions of an Unredeemed Fan," explores her fascination with the trainwreck life of Amy Winehouse as well as her own battles with the drug that consumed the late pop star. In "The First Wife," Aimee Bender reimagines and rehabilitates Bluebeard, while Alyssa Knickerbocker draws on the strength of Rogue, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Storm, and Jubilee (duh, the female X-Men) to return her power postpartum. Is there any redemption for hospital food? Jenni Ferrari-Adler makes the case in her Readable Feast. And former Tin House New Voice Jenn Shapland returns with "Illness Is Metaphor," about the history of consumptives who sought European-style nature cures in the pure New Mexico mountains. The poets will break your heart with their struggles, from pills and booze to blood and the religious ecstatic. Elissa Schappell argues that this country wants to shift back to a fantasia Happy Days '50s, while Peter Crabapple's photos document rural Vermont reenactors portraying German and Soviet troops on the Eastern Front during World War II. Hardly innocent or pure, the subjects are transported back to a state of intense clear feeling, theirs and also not quite their own, and just for a moment. Yet, sometimes that is enough. We hope that while reading this issue you have more than a few moments of true feeling. Or maybe one pure, bright moment of clarity that makes you forget all of the darkness
Tillnyktring by Leslie Jamison( Book )

in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Leslie Jamison dricker första gången när hon är 12 år gammal, och går på sitt första AA-möte innan hon fyllt trettio. Där tvingas hon ställa svåra frågar om sig själv och sitt drickande, men också om konstvärldens fascination inför det supande geniet. Detta är hennes berättelse om beroende och om att vara en skrivande människa, att växa upp och att leva i nykterheten. I Tillnyktring, en unik blandning av memoar, essä och kulturhistoria, väver hon samman sin egen dramatiska historia med en rad andra konstnärers som Raymond Carver och Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday och Amy Winehouse. Och lika viktigt: en rad andra, anonyma alkoholister. [Elib]
Die Empathie-Tests über Einfühlung und das Leiden anderer by Leslie Jamison( )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The earliest recorded stories are war stories. Some forty thousand years ago, people painted their tales of hunting buffalo and elk and battling fellow humans on the walls of caves. As soon as we could put pen to paper, we recorded for posterity how armies crossed seas and mountains and deserts to clash swords with other men, for glory and in memory of the fallen. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation to generation. We may have forgotten how our great-great-grandparents met and fell in love, but we remember that our great-great-grandpa fought at the battle of Normandy. Everyone has a war story. Why? Because war equals conflict and conflict equals story. It has always fallen to our storytellers, poets, and reporters to show us who we are and help us make sense of the senseless. So it has been, so it will always be
El anzuelo del diablo by Leslie Jamison( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Rejection. Every writer faces it. But more interesting than the ways writers have been rejected are the ways writers reject. For Paul Beatty, the rejection is of our nation's shameful legacy of racism. In "Looking for Suzanne," Chris Kraus's rejected narrator tries to put the pieces of his enigmatic ex together, while in Claire Vaye Watkins's "The Call," futuristic California seems to have rejected everyone. Translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky refuse to accept that the classic translations of Russian classics are sacred, and have made a career of breathing new life into Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, among many others. And channeling their spirit, perhaps, we embrace the opportunity to publish one of Chekhov's previously untranslated stories, "Artists' Wives." Not to be outdone, even from the grave, Hemingway weighs in with a pugilistic letter, also previously unpublished. We all know what being rejected feels like. So it seemed like a gift to offer a handful of writers, including Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison, the opportunity to pen their own rejection letters. James Patterson, one of the best-selling authors of all time, addresses us all, urging us to reject rejection and rally around the flag of reading. And poet Mary Ruefle has the last word, flat out rejecting Tin House. Ouch. But you, dear readers, must know we'll never reject you
#X98;Die#x9C; Klarheit. Alkohol, Rausch und die Geschichten der Genesung by Leslie Jamison( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leslie Jamison American writer

Leslie Jamison Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Leslie Jamison écrivaine américaine

Leslie Jamison escritora estadounidense

Leslie Jamison US-amerikanische Autorin

לזלי ג'יימיסון סופרת אמריקאית

Languages
English (62)

German (9)

Spanish (9)

Dutch (4)

Swedish (3)

French (1)

Czech (1)