The Resource At home inside : a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry, Elisabeth Petry

At home inside : a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry, Elisabeth Petry

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At home inside : a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry
Title
At home inside
Title remainder
a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Petry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ann Petry (1908-1997) was a prominent writer during a period in which few black writers were published with regularity in America. Her novels The Street, Country Place, and The Narrows, along with a collection of short stories and various essays and works of nonfiction, give voice to black experience outside of the traditional strains of poverty and black nationalism." "At Home Inside: A Daughter's Tribute to Ann Petry sifts the myriad contradictions of Ann Petry's life from a daughter's vantage. Ann Petry hoarded antiques but destroyed many of her journals. She wrote, but, failing to publish for years, she used her imagination to design and sew clothes, to bake, and to garden. When fame finally came, Ann Petry did not enjoy the travel it brought. Though she suffered phobias and anxieties all her life, she did not avoid the obligations of literary success until late in her career." "Ann Petry applied her formidable skills to stories she told about herself and her family, and the corrections Elisabeth Petry makes to her mother's inventions will prove invaluable. Talking about her life publicly, Ann Petry acknowledged six different birth dates. She hid her first marriage, and even represented her father, Peter C. Lane, Jr., as a potential killer. Mining Petry's journals Elisabeth Petry creates part biography, part love letter, and part sounding of her mother's genius and luminescent personality."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petry, Elisabeth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3531.E933
LC item number
Z8 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petry, Ann
  • Petry, Ann Lane
  • Petry, Ann
  • Authors, American
  • African American authors
  • African American women authors
  • African American authors
  • African American women authors
  • Authors, American
Label
At home inside : a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry, Elisabeth Petry
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Keeping Secrets -- Scribbling Woman -- Nurturing Mother -- Coda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 191 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781604731002
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018531
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226292051
  • (OCoLC)ocn226292051
Label
At home inside : a daughter's tribute to Ann Petry, Elisabeth Petry
Publication
Contents
Keeping Secrets -- Scribbling Woman -- Nurturing Mother -- Coda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 191 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781604731002
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018531
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226292051
  • (OCoLC)ocn226292051

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