The Resource Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)

Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)

Label
Dept. of speculation
Title
Dept. of speculation
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Offill
Title variation
Department of speculation
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband, postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes--a colicky baby, bedbugs, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions--the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it, as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation can be read in a single sitting, but there are enough bracing emotional insights in these pages to fill a much longer novel. "--
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offill, Jenny
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3565.F383
LC item number
D47 2014
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jenny Offill
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Family life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Psychological
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not applicable
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629231853
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
2B3D646C-5405-47B3-9F8B-44F8E4E45689
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869543341
  • (TLC)erc0000213880
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629231853
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
2B3D646C-5405-47B3-9F8B-44F8E4E45689
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869543341
  • (TLC)erc0000213880
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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