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The Resource Hold still : a memoir with photographs, Sally Mann

Hold still : a memoir with photographs, Sally Mann

Label
Hold still : a memoir with photographs
Title
Hold still
Title remainder
a memoir with photographs
Statement of responsibility
Sally Mann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Photographer Sally Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land ... racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."
  • "In this riveting memoir, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's abiding concerns - family, race, mortaility, and the storied landsape of the American South - are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by a colorful cast of characters who came before her."--Front dust jacket flap
Summary
The author tells her family's history in photographs and words, after sorting through a box of old papers that revealed scandals, alcohol and domestic abuse, affairs, family land ownership, and racial complications
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10431160
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR140.M345
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir with photographs
Label
Hold still : a memoir with photographs, Sally Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 478)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Meuse -- Part I. Family ties: the importance of place : The sight of my eye -- All the pretty horses -- The bending arc -- The family of Mann -- The remove -- Our farm, and the photographs I took there -- Hold still -- Ubi amor, ibi oculus est -- Part II. My mother: memory of a memory past : A sentimental Welshman -- Uncle Skip and the little dears -- The southern landscape -- Part III. Gee-Gee: the matter of race : The many questions -- Hamoo -- Smothers -- The kid on the road -- Who wants to talk about slavery? -- Part IV. My father: against the current of desire : The Munger system -- Leaving Dallas -- Mr. Death and his blue-eyed boy -- World traveler, interesting gent -- The cradle and the grave -- Bearing witness -- The sublime end -- The x above my head -- Postscript: Exhibit A, Exhibit B
Control code
20395714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780316247764
Lccn
2014959584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316247764
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits, fascimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625865
  • (OCoLC)890625865
Label
Hold still : a memoir with photographs, Sally Mann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 478)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Meuse -- Part I. Family ties: the importance of place : The sight of my eye -- All the pretty horses -- The bending arc -- The family of Mann -- The remove -- Our farm, and the photographs I took there -- Hold still -- Ubi amor, ibi oculus est -- Part II. My mother: memory of a memory past : A sentimental Welshman -- Uncle Skip and the little dears -- The southern landscape -- Part III. Gee-Gee: the matter of race : The many questions -- Hamoo -- Smothers -- The kid on the road -- Who wants to talk about slavery? -- Part IV. My father: against the current of desire : The Munger system -- Leaving Dallas -- Mr. Death and his blue-eyed boy -- World traveler, interesting gent -- The cradle and the grave -- Bearing witness -- The sublime end -- The x above my head -- Postscript: Exhibit A, Exhibit B
Control code
20395714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780316247764
Lccn
2014959584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316247764
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits, fascimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890625865
  • (OCoLC)890625865

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