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1473652049
Book:An account of the decline of the Great Auk, according to one who saw it; Jessie Greengrass:2017 An account of the decline of the Great Auk, according to one who saw it; Jessie Greengrass
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Author: Greengrass, Jessie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Publisher: John Murray, 2017
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781473652040
Notes:
The twelve stories in this collection range over centuries and across the world. There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings, both literal and metaphorical; and acts of cruelty and neglect, but also of penance. Some stories concern themselves with the present, and the mundane circumstances in which people find themselves: a woman who feels stuck in her life imagines herself in different jobs - as a lighthouse keeper in Wales, or as a guard against polar bears in a research station in the Arctic.
Additional information: 192 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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1473652391
Book:Sight:2019
Author: Greengrass, Jessie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018 In 'Sight' a woman recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Rontgen's discovery of the X-ray and his production of an image of his wife's hand; Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; John Hunter's attempts to set surgery on a scientific footing and his work, as a collaborator with his brother William and the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, on the anatomy of pregnant bodies. What emerges is the realisation that while the search for understanding might not lead us to an absolute truth, it is an end in itself.
198 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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