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The Resource The art of the wasted day, Patricia Hampl

The art of the wasted day, Patricia Hampl

Label
The art of the wasted day
Title
The art of the wasted day
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Hampl
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydreamThe Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form. She begins with two celebrated eighteenth-century Irish ladies who ran off to live a life of "retirement" in rural Wales. Her search then leads to Moravia to consider the monk-geneticist, Gregor Mendel, and finally to Bordeaux for Michel Montaigne--the hero of this book--who retreated from court life to sit in his chateau tower and write about whatever passed through his mind, thus inventing the personal essay. Hampl's own life winds through these pilgrimages, from childhood days lazing under a neighbor's beechnut tree, to a fascination with monastic life, and then to love--and the loss of that love which forms this book's silver thread of inquiry. Finally, a remembered journey down the Mississippi near home in an old cabin cruiser with her husband turns out, after all her international quests, to be the great adventure of her life. The real job of being human, Hampl finds, is getting lost in thought, something only leisure can provide. The Art of the Wasted Day is a compelling celebration of the purpose and appeal of letting go
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1946-
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Hampl, Patricia
Dewey number
818/.5409
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3558.A4575
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Patricia Hampl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hampl, Patricia
  • Hampl, Patricia
  • Poets, American
  • Relaxation
  • Leisure
  • Leisure
  • Poets, American
  • Relaxation
  • Travel
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Label
The art of the wasted day, Patricia Hampl
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 13 min., 52 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525529750
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
0D7E77DF-26ED-49D9-A20B-D1C606F169FA
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031706881
  • on1031706881
  • 2972505
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
The art of the wasted day, Patricia Hampl
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 13 min., 52 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525529750
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
0D7E77DF-26ED-49D9-A20B-D1C606F169FA
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031706881
  • on1031706881
  • 2972505
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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