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Pirates you don't know, and other adventures in the examined life : collected essays

Author: John Griswold
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting in 2005, John Griswold began publishing his nonfiction essays in Inside Higher Ed, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brevity, Ninth Letter, and Adjunct Advocate under the pen name Oronte Churm. This collection contains heavily revised previously published essays, and new material covering a wide range of topics riffing on the writing life-from the utility of creative writing to babies, and from race issues in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Literary collections
Named Person: John Griswold; John Griswold
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Griswold
ISBN: 9780820346786 0820346780
OCLC Number: 859447088
Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The pirate's waltz --
Unemployed, in Greenland? --
The art of war --
The expulsion of Oronte Churm --
Tenacity --
Crocodiles --
Killing pirates --
I didn't know --
The unknown --
Desire --
Confessions --
Time monkeys --
Quid pro quo, Dr. Lecter --
Show, don't tell --
Creative writing in the academy --
Letter to a former student now graduated --
You shall know them by their music --
Hardheads --
Seeing --
Microgeographies --
Geedunk and geegaws --
Move-in blues --
The recipe in the writing class --
A remembrance of gravies past --
Being mistaken for bookish --
Notes for an essay on race and class in a university town --
Looking for writers beyond their work --
Where your standardized testing money goes --
The unlikelihood of fathers --
The college of hard knocks --
Languor --
We transit --
Repose --
Coming to know a place.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: John Griswold.

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Starting in 2005, John Griswold began publishing his nonfiction essays in Inside Higher Ed, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brevity, Ninth Letter, and Adjunct Advocate under the pen name Oronte Churm. This collection contains heavily revised previously published essays, and new material covering a wide range of topics riffing on the writing life-from the utility of creative writing to babies, and from race issues in a university town to crocodiles.

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