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The Resource Hard ground, photographs by Michael O'Brien ; poems by Tom Waits

Hard ground, photographs by Michael O'Brien ; poems by Tom Waits

Label
Hard ground
Title
Hard ground
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Michael O'Brien ; poems by Tom Waits
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Hard Ground, O'Brien joins with renowned singer-songwriter Tom Waits, described by the New York Times as "the poet of outcasts," to create a portrait of homelessness that impels us to look into the eyes of people who live "on the hard ground" and recognize our common humanity. For Waits, who has spent decades writing about outsiders, this subject is familiar territory. Combining their formidable talents in photography and poetry, O'Brien and Waits have crafted a work in the spirit of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, in which James Agee's text and Walker Evans's photographs were "coequal, mutually independent, and fully collaborative" elements. Letting words and images communicate on their own terms, rather than merely illustrate each other, Hard Ground transcends documentary and presents independent, yet powerfully complementary views of the trials of homelessness and the resilience of people who survive on the streets."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4505
LC item number
.O25 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waits, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeless persons
  • Homeless persons
  • Homeless persons
  • United States
Label
Hard ground, photographs by Michael O'Brien ; poems by Tom Waits
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
663822382
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780292726499
Lccn
2010038521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)663822382
Label
Hard ground, photographs by Michael O'Brien ; poems by Tom Waits
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
663822382
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780292726499
Lccn
2010038521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)663822382

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