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Author McCrary, Micah, author.

Title Island in the city : a memoir / Micah McCrary.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series American lives
American lives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary What forges the unique human personality? In Island in the City Micah McCrary, taking his genetic inheritance as immutable, considers the role geography has played in shaping who he is. Place often leaves indelible marks: the badges of self-discovery; the scars from adversity and hardship; the gilded stamps from personal triumphs; the tattoos of memory; and the new appendages--friendships, experiences, and baggage--we carry with us. Each place, with its own personality, has the power to form or revise our personhood in surprising and fascinating ways. McCrary considers three places he has called home (Normal, Illinois; Chicago; and Prague) and reflects on how these surroundings have shaped him. His sharp-eyed, charming memoir-in-essays contemplates how aspects of his identity, such as being black, male, middle-class, queer, and American, have developed and been influenced by where he hangs his hat.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Normal; Oreo; Postures of Privilege; To Rebel against Men; Ever the Moth; Chicago; Metropolis; Green and Gray; Geraldyne's Room; Two Cities; Playground City; Prague; Snow Globe Bohemia; Island in the City; A Good Fake Czech; Cabaret; An Idea of Prague; Epilogue; Works Cited.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 09, 2018).
Subject McCrary, Micah.
Normal (Ill.) -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography.
Prague (Czech Republic) -- Biography.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Cultural, Ethnic & Regional -- African American & Black.
Czech Republic -- Prague. (OCoLC)fst01205207
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Illinois -- Normal. (OCoLC)fst01208903
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781496210685 (electronic bk.)
1496210689 (electronic bk.)

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