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On not being someone else : tales of our unled lives

Author: Andrew H Miller
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The alternate self is a persistent theme of modern culture. From Robert Frost to Sharon Olds, Virginia Woolf to Ian McEwan, poets and novelists-and readers-are fascinated by paths not taken. In an elegant and provocative rumination, Andrew H. Miller lingers with other selves, listening to what they have to say about our stories and our lives"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew H Miller
ISBN: 9780674238084 0674238087
OCLC Number: 1111381624
Description: xvii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: One person, two roads --
Tales of our adulthood --
All the difference.
Responsibility: Andrew H. Miller.

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