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Stories as Equipment for Living Last Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff

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ISBN-10: 0472069705

ISBN-13: 9780472069705

Edition: 2007

Authors: Marc Kaminsky, Deena Metzger, Mark Weiss, Barbara Myerhoff, Thomas R. Cole

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Barbara Myerhoff's groundbreaking work in reflexivity and narrative ethnography broke with tradition by focusing not on the raw ethnographic data, but on her interaction with those she studied. Myerhoff's unfinished projects, including her final talks on storytelling, ritual, and the "culture of aging and Yiddishkeit," offer a magisterial summary of her life's work."The beauty ofStories as Equipment for Livingis the quality of being a compilation of rescued fragments, bits and pieces of a great master's writing and thinking that were coming towards synthesis but had never reached a finished form prior to her death. This collection is an examination of the place of narrative in human life,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Mark Weissis a poet, translator, publisher, and editor. His publications include six books of poetry; as coeditor,Across the Line/Al otro lado: The Poetry of Baja California; and as translator,Stet: Selected Poems of Joseacute; Kozer.

Stories as equipment for living
Telling one's story
Ritual and storytelling : a Passover tale
The burning shul
"The Torah is about mercy"
My mother's wedding ring
"You have to have Neshome to do this work"
A bowl of soup
"It brought out the best in us"
How the rabbi lost his beard
The touch of the Torah
Dedication of the Freda Mohr Building, Fairfax
Interview with Martha N.
Interview with Rachel E.
General observations : Plummer Park
Interview with Sarah G.
Interview with Eli the matchmaker
Interview with Rav Naftali E.
Gay Synagogue Beth Chayim Chadashim meeting at Canter's, and a visit to a convalescent hospital
Shabbat with Naftali E.
Interview with Rachel E. and Freda K.
Passover with the family of Naftali and Faege K.
Weekend with Naftali E.'s family : observations, stories
High Holy Days in Fairfax