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The Resource Sonata, Charles Bowden ; foreword by Alfredo Corchado

Sonata, Charles Bowden ; foreword by Alfredo Corchado

Label
Sonata
Title
Sonata
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bowden ; foreword by Alfredo Corchado
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'I believe every sunrise and I remember the smell of wet grass, the color of robins, and rustle of leaves on the big oaks that outlive nations, all this comes with each sunrise.' Sonata marks the sixth and final installment of Charles Bowden's towering 'Unnatural History of America' series. While his earlier volumes were suffused with violence and war, Bowden offers here a celebration of rebirth and regrowth. Rendered in Bowden's inimitable style, more prose poetry than reportage, he evokes panoramas that contain the potential for respite and offer a state of grace all but lost in the endless wars of man. Bowden travels back in time to the worlds of artists Francisco Goya and Vincent van Gogh, the latter painting furiously against encroaching madness. 'Van Gogh tries to dream a life of color,' writes Bowden. 'Powder blue sheds, yellow stubble, pink skies--but the fears and dark things drag him down.' As Bowden's vivid prose wrestles with the madness of the world, van Gogh's paintings represent an act of resistance, ultimately unsuccessful, against depression and suicide. Moving from the vibrant hues of van Gogh's painted gardens to America's southern border, Bowden returns once more to the Mexican asylum run by 'El Pastor,' Jose Antonio Galvan, who was first introduced to readers of the sextet in Jericho. Here, too, is the dream of a garden that will be planted in the desert, a promise of regeneration in a world gone mad. Poetic, elegiac, and elliptical, Sonata is the final, captivating book of Bowden's monumental career"--
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1945-2014
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Bowden, Charles
Dewey number
814/.54
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O844
LC item number
S66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Corchado, Alfredo
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  • Bowden, Charles
  • Immigrants
  • Drug control
  • Border crossing
  • Nature and civilization
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Bowden, Charles
  • Drug control
  • Homes
  • Immigrants
  • Nature and civilization
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Social conditions
  • North America
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Label
Sonata, Charles Bowden ; foreword by Alfredo Corchado
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1146009798
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781477322239
Lccn
2020018410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1146009798
Label
Sonata, Charles Bowden ; foreword by Alfredo Corchado
Publication
Copyright
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
on1146009798
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781477322239
Lccn
2020018410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1146009798

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