The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection. Also available The late Judith Kitchen, editor of the perennially popular anthologies Short Takes, In Short, and In Brief, was greatly influential in recognizing and establishing flash creative nonfiction as a form in its own right. In Brief Encounters, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney expand this vibrant field with nearly eighty new selections: shortsaas these sharply focused pieces have come to be knowna representing an impressive range of voices, perspectives, sensibilities, and forms. Brief Encounters features the work of the emerging and the establishedaincluding Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnesaarranged by theme to explore the human condition in ways intimate, idiosyncratic, funny, sad, provocative, lyrical, unflinching. From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this collection of shortsathis celebration of true and vivid proseawill enlarge your world.WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN, a year of such adolescent angst that I was sure it would be the worst year of my life, I started ninth grade. On the first day of history class, our teacher, Mr. Feigenbaum, told us about the Renaissance. Mr. Feigenbaumanbsp;...
|Title||:||Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction|
|Author||:||Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-11-09|