Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

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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: shortsa€”as 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 establisheda€”including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnesa€”arranged 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 shortsa€”this celebration of true and vivid prosea€”will 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


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