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Schappell, Elissa

Overview
Works: 19 works in 56 publications in 5 languages and 2,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Miscellanea  Psychological fiction  Periodicals  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.C474, 746.432
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Most widely held works by Elissa Schappell
Blueprints for building better girls : fiction by Elissa Schappell( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed author of Use Me, eight provocative and darkly funny linked stories that explore the commonly shared, but rarely spoken of experiences that build girls into women and women into wives and mothers, mapping America's shifting cultural landscape from the late 1970s to the present day"--
The friend who got away : twenty women's true-life tales of friendships that blew up, burned out, or faded away( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing a friend can be as painful and agonizing as a divorce or the end of a love affair, yet it is rarely written about or even discussed. This is the first anthology to address this near-universal experience, bringing together the voices of writers like Francine Prose, Katie Roiphe, Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Hood, Diana Abu-Jaber, Vivian Gornick, Helen Schulman, and many others. Some write of friends who have drifted away; others of sudden breakups that took them by surprise. Some even celebrate their liberation from unhealthy or destructive relationships. Yet at the heart of each story is the recognition of a loss that will never be forgotten.--From publisher description
Use me by Elissa Schappell( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evie Wakefieldstruggles with her relationships to the three men in her life: her dying father, her wandering husband, and her young son
Money changes everything : twenty-two writers tackle the last taboo with tales of sudden windfalls, staggering debts, and other surprising turns of fortune( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various notable writers candidly assess the complex role of money in their lives and in their personal relationships, in a collection that features contributions by Daniel Handler, Susan Choi, and Jonathan Dee
Blueprints for building better girls by Elissa Schappell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of Use Me, eight provocative and darkly funny linked stories that explore the commonly shared, but rarely spoken of experiences that build girls into women and women into wives and mothers, mapping America's shifting cultural landscape from the late 1970s to the present day
Knitting yarns : writers on knitting( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about the transformative power of knitting from 27 contemporary authors, including Ann Patchett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Dufresne, and Joyce Maynard
Onnatomodachi no shōmi kigen : jitsuwashū( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continental shelf by Elissa Schappell( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<> by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience," Emily Dickinson wrote. Not a shocking sentiment, coming from a hermetic poet. However, in this modern age, the notion of leaving the soul ajar seems nearly impossible. Yet, as you'll find in this issue, the human desire for ecstasy, of all sorts, is hardwired into our brains. For some, like Kelly Link, transcendence is found in the fantastic. It is classical music that delivers the hero in the excerpt from Nikolai Grozni's novel Wunderkind, whereas poet Kevin Young locates the soul in the heart of soul music. Kung fu is the path for a chosen few in Oliver Broudy's profile of a master and his students. Elissa Schappell discovered the ecstatic when she began having temporal lobe seizures. And while François Villon is delirious over dancing and women, modern poets like Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Zapruder, and Alex Dimitrov tackle on wine, sex, and religion. So open the Ecstatic issue, open your mind, and remain open
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Donald Barthelme wrote that "The aim of literature ... is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart." This comes across as Karen Russell discusses her reality-bending work, as well as in Kevin Brockmeier's stunning rendering of a modern missionary's peripatetic spiritual journey, "Ryan Shifrin." The legendary Israeli writer and painter, Yorum Kaniuk, semi-autobiographically details his experiences as an ex-Israeli soldier in the heart of New York's golden jazz age. Not to mention Adrienne Rich and Eileen Myles keeping true to Pound's dictum to make it new. We hope that you enjoy these strange, furry things as much as we do
Onnatomodachi no shōmi kigen : Naze kanojo wa watakushi o uragittanoka( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The joy of cooking by Elissa Schappell( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The craft of poetry : a semester with Allen Ginsberg by Elissa Schappell( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Walt Whitman, the great poet of democracy, wrote that "other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people." The reality is that America is not a classless society, nor is it a meritocracy. To acknowledge that we do have fixed classes (especially to a Tea Partier), with marked signifiers and mores, is considered downright un-American. Yet this friction between the ideal and the reality is the great stuff of art. Charles Baxter enters the kingdom of the super-rich in his story "The Winner." One can argue that society can be further divided into two classes: those who go to war and those who don't. In Benjamin Percy's "The Locksmith," an Iraqi war veteran's return home is fraught. Legendary editor Gerald Howard pays homage to Raymond Carver and Ken Kesey, and poet Major Jackson injects another taboo--race--into the conversation, with four stunning new poems. And looking to the future, one of our country's most astute observers of American society, Lewis Hyde, delineates the digital divide that will mark new class barriers
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The best writers not only create worlds beyond our imagination but also lead us into places we'd never dare venture alone. Over their long careers, Stephen King and Margaret Atwood have continually surprised us with their dark worlds. In his new short story "Afterlife," King transports us into the mind of a man at the white-light moment of his death. And Atwood, master of speculative fiction and a fervent conservationist, talks about dystopian societies and vanishing species with Tin House editor-at-large Elissa Schappell. Critic Parul Sehgal explores issues of race, class, and gender politics, as well as the significance of African and African American women's hair, in her interview with Orange Prize-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. But discovery isn't always about darkness, especially in the summer, when thoughts turn to sun and vacation. In this issue, poet Tom Sleigh, who has seven collections of poetry and numerous awards to his credit, continues to burn bright with two new poems; Katie Arnold-Ratliff writes about eating her way through Disneyland; and Jennifer Gilmore chronicles her attempt to make a meal with her Greek mother-in-law on the island of Naxos. We hope you'll follow us to both our dark and our light places, and we appreciate you taking us along--to the mountains, to the beach, to the backyard hammock
What we talk about when we talk about birth by Elissa Schappell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here She Comes Now : Women In Music Who Have Changed Our Lives by Elissa Schappell( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's guttural growl, or Dolly Parton's towering hair and sweet voice, women have been a musical force to be reckoned with, inspired by, and paid attention to. In Here She Comes Now, today's biggest and brightest writers tackle their favorite female musicians and the effect they've had on their own lives. From Rosie Schaap writing about Sandy Denny to Susan Choi writing about Stevie Nicks to Elissa Schappell writing about Kim Gordon, Here She Comes Now thoughtfully and lovingly discusses the extreme badassery of the women who break through all the barriers to truly rock
Visiting writers series by Elissa Schappell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blueprints for building better girls : fiction
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Elissa Schappell American novelist, short story writer, editor and essayist

Elissa Schappell Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Elissa Schappell US-amerikanische Romancière, Erzählerin, Essayistin und Herausgeberin

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The friend who got away : twenty women's true-life tales of friendships that blew up, burned out, or faded awayUse meMoney changes everything : twenty-two writers tackle the last taboo with tales of sudden windfalls, staggering debts, and other surprising turns of fortuneBlueprints for building better girls