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In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction

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Publisher Comments:

Something is going on out there. Almost simultaneously, many of our finest writers are experimenting with a new nonfiction form: brief pieces that are literary and personal rather than informational, complete in themselves, and short--very short. Although the form has not had a name until now, the writers who are atrracted to it include the known--Tim O'Brien, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael Ondaatje--as well as just-discovered voices in the field of creative nonfiction, a genre that is transforming the essay.

Delights and surprises await the reader in this rich gathering of Shorts (ranging from several paragraphs to two thousand words). From Diane Ackerman's fascination with hummingbirds, to Andrei Codrescu's idiosyncratic view of nostalgia, to Albert Goldbarth's free-wheeling riff on the universe, each Short becomes a sharply focused lens on an outer world or an inner sensibility.

In Short, reflecting almost every way in which nonfiction can be written, is for all readers (and writers) who thrive on imaginative play and aesthetic satisfaction. Pick up this book; open it up. See if you can resist it.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the first anthology to identify and celebrate a new form: the Short!

Synopsis:

Delights and surprises await the reader in this rich gathering of Shorts. From Diane Ackerman's fascination with hummingbirds, to Andrei Codrescu's idiosyncratic view of nostalgia, to Albert Goldbarth's free-wheeling riff on the universe, each Short--ranging from several paragraphs to 2,000 words--becomes a sharply focused lens on an outer world or an inner sensibility. , reflecting almost every way in which nonfiction can be written, is for all readers (and writers) who thrive on imaginative play and aesthetic satisfaction. Pick up this book; open it up. See if you can resist it.

About the Author

Mary Paumier Jones lives in Rochester.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393314922
Subtitle:
A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction
Editor:
Kitchen, Judith
Editor:
Kitchen, Judith
Editor:
Jones, Mary Paumier
Author:
Kitchen, Judith
Author:
Jones, Mary Paumier
Editor:
Jones, Mary Paumier
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Essays - Multiple Authors
Subject:
Ameracan essays
Subject:
American essays -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19960717
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.9 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the first anthology to identify and celebrate a new form: the Short!
"Synopsis" by , Delights and surprises await the reader in this rich gathering of Shorts. From Diane Ackerman's fascination with hummingbirds, to Andrei Codrescu's idiosyncratic view of nostalgia, to Albert Goldbarth's free-wheeling riff on the universe, each Short--ranging from several paragraphs to 2,000 words--becomes a sharply focused lens on an outer world or an inner sensibility. , reflecting almost every way in which nonfiction can be written, is for all readers (and writers) who thrive on imaginative play and aesthetic satisfaction. Pick up this book; open it up. See if you can resist it.
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