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This brilliant darkness : a book of strangers / Jeff Sharlet.

Sharlet, Jeff, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library 818.603 SHAR (Text) 34455006671024 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324003205
  • ISBN: 1324003200
  • Physical Description: vii, 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"As a journalist suddenly skeptical of the power of words to tell the deepest truths of other people's stories, Jeff Sharlet turned to taking snapshots and posting them on Instagram- images that he then reflected on in words of extraordinary intimacy and power. A visionary work of radical empathy, this collection of images and reflections is framed by the two years between his father's heart attack and his own, a time defined by insomnia and late- night driving and the companionship of other darkness- dwellers: night bakers and last- call drinkers, frightened people and frightening people, the homeless and the lost (or merely disoriented), addicts and people on the margins. A book that erases all boundaries between author and subject and reader, between the "safe" and the afflicted, This Brilliant Darkness is a riveting, light- bearing inquiry into the ways we live with suffering"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Suffering.
Empathy.
Night people > Psychology.

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