Bordeaux Branch Library is closed Nov 19 and 20 for HVAC system repair.

All library locations are closed beginning at 6 PM Wednesday, Nov 27, and reopen for normal hours on Saturday, Nov 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

Swimming to Cambodia

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

"It took courage to do what Spalding did—courage to make theatre so naked and unadorned, to expose himself in this way and fight the demons in public. In doing so, he entered our hearts—my heart—because he made his struggle my struggle. His life became my life."—Eric Bogosian

"Virtuosic. A master writer, reporter, comic and playwright. Spalding Gray is a sit-down monologist with the soul of a stand-up comedian. A contemporary Gulliver, he travels the globe in search of experience and finds the ridiculous."—The New York Times

In 2004, we mourned the loss of one of America's true theatrical innovators. Spalding Gray took his own life by jumping from the Staten Island ferry into the waters of New York Harbor, finally succumbing to the impossible notion that he could in fact swim to Cambodia. At a memorial gathering for family, friends and fans at Lincoln Center in New York, his widow expressed the need to honor Gray's legacy as an artist and writer for his children, as well as for future generations of fans and readers. Originally published in 1985, Swimming to Cambodia is reissued here 20 years later in a new edition as a tribute to Gray's singular artistry.

Writer, actor and performer, Spalding Gray is the author of Sex and Death to the Age 14; Monster in a Box; It's a Slippery Slope; Gray's Anatomy and Morning, Noon and Night, among other works. His appearance in The Killing Fields was the inspiration for his Swimming to Cambodia, which was also filmed by Jonathan Demme.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
093045250
9781559366373
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0cfcbeb4-e2ad-4ffa-81a9-97b356279f56
Grouping Title swimming to cambodia
Grouping Author gray spalding
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-11-18 22:44:52PM
Last Indexed 2019-11-18 23:34:43PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Spalding Gray
author_display Gray, Spalding
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description

"It took courage to do what Spalding did—courage to make theatre so naked and unadorned, to expose himself in this way and fight the demons in public. In doing so, he entered our hearts—my heart—because he made his struggle my struggle. His life became my life."—Eric Bogosian

"Virtuosic. A master writer, reporter, comic and playwright. Spalding Gray is a sit-down monologist with the soul of a stand-up comedian. A contemporary Gulliver, he travels the globe in search of experience and finds the ridiculous."—The New York Times

In 2004, we mourned the loss of one of America's true theatrical innovators. Spalding Gray took his own life by jumping from the Staten Island ferry into the waters of New York Harbor, finally succumbing to the impossible notion that he could in fact swim to Cambodia. At a memorial gathering for family, friends and fans at Lincoln Center in New York, his widow expressed the need to honor Gray's legacy as an artist and writer for his children, as well as for future generations of fans and readers. Originally published in 1985, Swimming to Cambodia is reissued here 20 years later in a new edition as a tribute to Gray's singular artistry.

Writer, actor and performer, Spalding Gray is the author of Sex and Death to the Age 14; Monster in a Box; It's a Slippery Slope; Gray's Anatomy and Morning, Noon and Night, among other works. His appearance in The Killing Fields was the inspiration for his Swimming to Cambodia, which was also filmed by Jonathan Demme.

format_catalog Book
eBook
format_category_catalog Books
eBook
id 0cfcbeb4-e2ad-4ffa-81a9-97b356279f56
isbn 093045250
9781559366373
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:a25c24d2-ef98-4b81-a40f-fe16ebab2f94 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:CARL0000206970 35192030252856 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 791.4302809 G782s 1 false false On Shelf MN
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-11-19T05:34:43.29Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 791.4302809 G782s
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 093045250
publishDate 1985
2005
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:a25c24d2-ef98-4b81-a40f-fe16ebab2f94 eBook eBook English Theatre Communications Group 2005
ils:CARL0000206970 Book Books English Theatre Communications Group, c1985. xviii, 127 p. ; 20 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:a25c24d2-ef98-4b81-a40f-fe16ebab2f94 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000206970 35192030252856 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Cambodia -- Description and travel
Gray, Spalding, -- 1941-2004 -- Journeys -- Cambodia
Killing fields (Motion picture)
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
title_display Swimming to Cambodia
title_full Swimming to Cambodia
Swimming to Cambodia / Spalding Gray
title_short Swimming to Cambodia
title_sub
topic_facet Description and travel
Drama
Fiction
Gray, Spalding
Journeys
Motion picture actors and actresses