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Abacus

Karr, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0887484697 / ISBN 13: 9780887484698
Published by Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, Ithaca, Ne, 2007
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Abacus

Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, Ithaca, Ne

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Mary Karr's four volumes of poetry are Sinner's Welcome (published by HarperCollins in 2006), Viper Rum, The Devil's Tour, and Abacus. She has received The White Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Radcliffe Bunting Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Poetry.

Her first memoir, The Liars Club (Penguin, 1995), received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for best first non-fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and was named "Best Book of 1995" by more than thirty newspapers and magazines. The sequel, Cherry, (Viking, 2000) was excerpted in The New Yorker and appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and BookSense. It was named a Notable Book in The New York Times. She is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University and lives in Syracuse and New York City.

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Described admiringly as "a scrappy little beast" in Salon magazine in 1997, Karr is a controversial figure in the American poetry "establishment," thanks to her Pushcart-award winning essay, "Against Decoration." Shes gained wider acclaim for her award-winning The Liars Club. Abacus, her first book, which has been out of print for nearly twenty years, is again available in the Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries Series.

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