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Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist (Banner Books)

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Enhanced with fifteen new essays, the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place

Ellen Gilchrist has amassed a nationwide following, and her readers eagerly anticipate each new short story collection and novel. The sassy and moving commentaries she recorded for National Public Radio were a large part of the original kindling for this intense interest.

In Falling Through Space the spark that first attracted this audience flashes again in fifty-eight short essays drawn from those enormously successful broadcasts. To update and continue the dialogue she has always maintained with her fans, Gilchrist has added fifteen new essays.

Originally published in 1987 by Little, Brown and Company, Falling Through Space provides a funny and intimate diary of a writer's self-discovery. Author of more than a dozen books and winner of the National Book Award, Gilchrist is a beloved and distinctive southern voice whose life and memories are every bit as entertaining as the wild and poignant short stories for which she is famous.

The short essays that anchor this book vividly explore the Mississippi plantation life of her childhood; the books, teachers, and artists who influenced her development; and her thoughts about writing and life in general. Coupled with forty-two pictures from Gilchrist's youth and adulthood, these slices of life create a running autobiography.

In new essays, originally published in such magazines as Vogue, Outside, New Woman, and the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Gilchrist reveals her origins, influences, and the way she works when she writes. Required reading for any fan, this book is Ellen Gilchrist at her funniest and best. For her readers it confirms her spontaneity and her talent for finding life at its zaniest and brightest.

Ellen Gilchrist is the author of several collections of short stories and novellas including: The Cabal and Other Stories, Flights of Angels, The Age of Miracles, The Courts of Love, In the Land of Dreamy Dreams, Victory Over Japan (winner of the National Book Award), Drunk With Love, and I Cannot Get You Close Enough. She has also written several novels, including The Anna Papers, Net of Jewels, Starcarbon, and Sarah Conley. Her 1994 novel, Anabasis: A Journey to the Interior, was published by University Press of Mississippi. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

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Enhanced with fifteen new essays, the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place

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Enhanced with 15 new essays, this collection is the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place. Originally published in 1987, "Falling Through Space" provides a funny and intimate diary of a writer's self-discovery. 42 photos.

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Cynthia Newberry Martin, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by Cynthia Newberry Martin)
Recently I was looking through Ellen GIlchrist's Falling Through Space trying to find the passage where she writes about getting down on the floor to play with her books. Well, I couldn't find it, but in the process, I discovered that Falling Through Space had been republished in 2000 with the addition of fifteen new esssays. I ordered a new copy. It came yesterday, and I read the whole book again. I couldn't stop. I love the way she writes, her honesty, her outlook on life. I may read it again today.

I found the passage, by the way. Apparently she had said on a radio program that "we should all learn from two-year-olds and go to work by different routes and take all our books off the shelves and throw them on the floor and play with them." She writes, "I can talk a good game but where is the action." Then, "...I walked on home and went into my house and started pullng all the books off my bookshelves and piling them up on the living-room floor. Pretty soon I had a carpet of books." She describes it as "one of the best weekends I've ever had." This process of "being into everything" is so important to her that she mentions playing with books again later in the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781578062911
Author:
Gilchrist, Ellen
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature (General)
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Banner Books
Series Volume:
1767-1
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.22x5.47x.66 in. .60 lbs.

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