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Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction

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Publisher Comments:

In the years since the perennially popular and were published, readers have come to delight in the deft focus of the succinct piece we now call The Short. Extending this trend, presents over seventy-five writers whose range and style demonstrate the myriad ways we humans have of telling our truths. Themes develop and speak to or collide with one another: musings about parents, childhood, sports, weather, war, solitude, nature, loss--and, of course, love. The stellar roster of contributors includes well-known writers--Verlyn Klinkenborg, Jo Ann Beard, David Sedaris, Dorothy Allison, Salman Rushdie, and Terry Tempest Williams--along with Michael Perry, Mark Spragg, Jane Brox, and others whose literary stars are clearly rising. Each short--whether a few paragraphs or reaching 2,000 words, and reflecting almost every way nonfiction can be written--invites us to experience the power of the small to move, persuade, and change us.

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Invigorating creative nonfiction--short, but never slight--gathered by the co-editor of and .

Synopsis:

Seventy-five writers including Verlyn Klinkenborg, Jo Ann Beard, David Sedaris, Dorothy Allison, Salman Rushdie, Jerry Tempest Williams, Michael Perry, Mark Spragg, and Jane Brox reflect on the power of short works to move, persuade, and change readers.

About the Author

Judith Kitchen (1941-2014), poet, novelist, and essayist, lived in Port Townsend, Washington, where she and her husband established a low-residency writing program.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326000
Editor:
Kitchen, Judith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Kitchen, Judith
Author:
Kitchen, Judith
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Reportage literature, American.
Subject:
American essays -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Invigorating creative nonfiction--short, but never slight--gathered by the co-editor of and .
"Synopsis" by , Seventy-five writers including Verlyn Klinkenborg, Jo Ann Beard, David Sedaris, Dorothy Allison, Salman Rushdie, Jerry Tempest Williams, Michael Perry, Mark Spragg, and Jane Brox reflect on the power of short works to move, persuade, and change readers.
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