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The Resource Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative, Frank de Caro

Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative, Frank de Caro

Label
Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative
Title
Stories of our lives
Title remainder
memory, history, narrative
Statement of responsibility
Frank de Caro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro's personal life and years of field research as a folklorist, the book is part memoir and part exploration of how the stories we tell, listen to, and learn play an integral role in shaping our sense of self. De Caro's narrative includes stories within the story: among them a near-mythic capture of his golden-haired grandmother by Plains Indians, a quintessential Italian rags-to-riches grandfather, and his own experiences growing up in culturally rich 1950s New York City, living in India amid the fading glories of a former princely state, conducting field research on Day of the Dead altars in Mexico, and coming home to a battered New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Stories of Our Lives shows that our lives are interesting, and that the stories we tell--however particular to our own circumstances or trivial they may seem to others--reveal something about ourselves, our societies, our cultures, and our larger human existence"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Caro, F. A.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Caro, F. A
  • De Caro, F. A
  • Folklorists
  • Folklore
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folklore
  • Folklorists
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
Label
Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative, Frank de Caro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Be Sure to Read This First: A Preface; 1. The Golden-Haired Maiden; 2. 7002 Ridge; 3. Foreigners Arrive; 4. The Lake; 5. Beyond 7002; 6. Becoming the East Village; 7. Tinkly Temple Bells; 8. Life in a Cornfield; 9. Mexico; 10. Long Ago and Far Away: Another Passage to India; 11. Katrina: We Leave, We Return, Stories Abound; Contexts and Meanings: A Brief Afterword; About the Author
Control code
ocn857059730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457184055
Lccn
2013019962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt47p5qm
  • b3419702-05b1-4463-b885-1f773eafab14
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857059730
Label
Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative, Frank de Caro
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Be Sure to Read This First: A Preface; 1. The Golden-Haired Maiden; 2. 7002 Ridge; 3. Foreigners Arrive; 4. The Lake; 5. Beyond 7002; 6. Becoming the East Village; 7. Tinkly Temple Bells; 8. Life in a Cornfield; 9. Mexico; 10. Long Ago and Far Away: Another Passage to India; 11. Katrina: We Leave, We Return, Stories Abound; Contexts and Meanings: A Brief Afterword; About the Author
Control code
ocn857059730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457184055
Lccn
2013019962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt47p5qm
  • b3419702-05b1-4463-b885-1f773eafab14
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857059730

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