Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy

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The Art of Description: World into Word

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Graywolf Press #ad - Graywolf Press. It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see, " Mark Doty begins. Doty finds refuge in the sensory experience found in poems by Blake, Bishop, Whitman, and others. The art of description is an invaluable book by one of America's most revered writers and teachers. But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings of desire stirring in the gaze of someone looking right into your eyes.

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Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life

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Coffee House Press #ad - Betwixt and between is, in many ways, simply a book about how to live. Jenny boully is the author of the body: an essay, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them, The Book of Beginnings and Endings: Essays, and other books. Literary theory, and fancy, philosophy, and linguistics rub up against memory, dreamscapes, making the practice of writing a metaphor for the illusory nature of experience.

. Watch. John d’agata“yes, middle, there can be pleasure without ‘complete and unified action with a beginning, Aristotle, and end. Jenny Boully has done it. Mary jo bang“jenny boully is a deeply weird writer―in the best way. Ander monsonjenny boully’s essays are ripe with romance and sensual pleasures, reflection, drawing connections between the digression, imagination, and experience that characterizes falling in love as well as the life of a writer.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays FSG Classics

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Graywolf Press. The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, decades after its first publication, the essential portrait of America―particularly California―in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as john wayne and howard hughes, growing up a girl in California, and, especially, the essence of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, the heart of the counterculture.

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Citizen: An American Lyric

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Graywolf Press #ad - Some of these encounters are slights, on tv-everywhere, online, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, seeming slips of the tongue, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, at home, at the supermarket, all the time. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship.

The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Graywolf Press. A provocative meditation on race, claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.

Citizen: An American Lyric #ad - . In essay, citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, and poetry, image, often named "post-race" society. Graywolf Press. Los angeles times, vulture, refinery 29, Time Out New York, Slate, Publishers Weekly, and many more . Finalist for the national book award in poetry ** winner of the national book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.

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Third Edition - The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose

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Broadview Press #ad - The third edition of this anthology has been substantially revised and updated for a contemporary American audience; a selection of classic essays from earlier eras has been retained, but the emphasis is very much on twenty-first-century expository writing. Questions and suggestions for discussion have been moved online to the instructor website.

Farrar Straus Giroux. Graywolf Press. For the new edition there are also considerably more short pieces than ever before; a number of op-ed pieces are included, as are pieces from blogs and from online news sources. Also new to this edition are essays from a wide range of the most celebrated essayists of the modern era―from James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, and Annie Dillard to Eula Biss and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Third Edition - The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose #ad - For the new edition the headnotes have been expanded, providing students with more information as to the context in which each piece was written. Graywolf Press. The anthology remains broad in its thematic coverage, issues of race, class, but certain themes receive special emphasis―notably, and culture in twenty-first century America.

Works of different lengths and levels of difficulty are represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays―and, new to this edition, lyric essays. The representation of academic writing from several disciplines has been increased―and in some cases the anthology also includes news reports presenting the results of academic research to a general audience.

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Vanishing Twins: A Marriage

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Soft Skull Press #ad - It begins with dance partners as she studies ballet growing up; continues with her attractions to girlfriends in college; and leads her, finally, to Eric, whom she moves across the country for and marries. Graywolf Press. How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, architecture, pop culture, their evolving selfhoods, science, dance, and keep their original passionate bond alive? Vanishing Twins looks for answers in psychology, and language to create a lucid, art, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together? Can they pursue other sexual partners, even live in separate cities, Greek mythology, suspenseful portrait of a woman testing the limits and fluidities of love.

Named a best book of fall by NYLON "Dieterich's writing is crisp and intelligent. She writes about her own reckoning with her sexuality and exploration of queer identity without becoming pat or coy, giving readers intimate access to her fears and conflicting emotions. Npr for as long as she can remember, leah has had the mysterious feeling that she’s been searching for a twin―that she should be part of an intimate pair.

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Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - Simic’s spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of found objects for which Cornell is justly renowned. Graywolf Press. Farrar Straus Giroux. Graywolf Press. Now in paperbackin dime-store alchemy, poet Charles Simic reflects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell, the maverick surrealist who is one of America’s great artists.

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Mean

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Coffee House Press #ad - This is a confident, misogyny, intoxicating, racism, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, and homophobia deadly seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom and from those who would cut off our breasts. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, turning what might be tragic into piercing, and race, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, revealing comedy.

Sisterhood is powerful, but being mean is more exhilarating. Being mean isn't for everybody. Being mean is best practiced by those who understand it as an art form. These virtuosos live closer to the divine than the rest of humanity. She lives in long Beach, where she teaches social studies to eighth-graders.

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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Penguin Books #ad - Graywolf Press. Graywolf Press. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, and social meaning, aesthetic, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

A passionate, from the author of men explain things to me drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.

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Joe Brainard: I Remember

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Granary Books #ad - Penguin Group USA. As autobiography, brainard's method was brilliantly simple: to set down specific memories as they rose to the surface of his consciousness, each prefaced by the refrain "I remember": "I remember when I thought that if you did anything bad, policemen would put you in jail. Brainard's enduring gem of a book has been issued in various forms over the past thirty years.

. This complete edition is prefaced by poet and translator Ron Padgett. Then in 1975, full court press issued a revised version collecting all three of the Angel Hair volumes and added new material, using the original title I Remember. Excerpts from the angel hair editions appeared in Interview, Gay Sunshine, The World and the New York Herald.

Joe Brainard: I Remember #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Graywolf Press. In 1973, the museum of modern art in new york published Brainard's I Remember Christmas, a new text for which he also contributed a cover design and four drawings. Joe brainard's i remember is a literary and artistic cult classic, praised and admired by writers from Paul Auster to John Ashery and Edmund White.

In 1970, angel hair books published the first edition of i remember, which quickly sold out; he wrote two subsequent volumes for Angel Hair, More I Remember 1972 and More I Remember More 1973, both of which proved as popular as the original. Farrar Straus Giroux. Graywolf Press.

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