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Short takes : brief encounters with contemporary nonfiction

Author: Judith Kitchen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Short Takes presents seventy-six writers whose range and style demonstrate the myriad ways we humans have of telling our truths. Themes develop and collide with one another: musings about baseball and books, family and history, war and work, science and the seasons. 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Kitchen
ISBN: 0393326004 9780393326000
OCLC Number: 58788989
Description: 399 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Moving water, Tucson / Peggy Shumaker --
Brief history of my thumb / Lucia Perillo --
Night song / Stephen Kuusisto --
Signs and wonders / Rebecca McClanahan --
from "Mexico's children" / Richard Rodriguez --
Tenino / Mary Clearman Blew --
In Wyoming / Mark Spragg --
Those who stay and those who go / Ann Daum --
The Khan men of Agra / Pamela Michael --
Water's edge / Salman Rushdie --
Someone I love / Naomi Shihab Nye --
Words of my youth / Joe Mackall --
Six postcards / Lawrence Sutin --
September / Lia Purpura --
Winter wheat / Anne McDuffie --
confessions / Amy Tan --
Planet unflinching / Kelly Cherry --
from Two or three things I know for sure / Dorothy Allison --
Work / Kim Barnes --
Muskgrass Chara / Kathleen Dean Moore --
Undercurrent / Katrina Roberts --
A second time / James Galvin --
January / Verlyn Klinkenborg --
Winter / Larry Woiwode --
In Nebraska / Ted Kooser --
The night trucks / Kent Meyers --
Opposite of south / Sven Birkerts --
What Sacagawea means to me / Sherman Alexie --
Two / Stephen Dunn --
The trains / Paul Zimmer --
Men at night / David Huddle --
Random / Scott Ely --
Standard time / Judith Kitchen --
The war at home / Janet Wondra --
Book war / Wang Ping --
Bookless in Biak / Lawrence Millman --
Disclaimer / Ron Carlson --
Contributor's note / Michael Martone --
Me talk pretty one day / David Sedaris --
Semi-colon / Barbara Mallonee --
Experiencing / Stephen Corey --
Moon snail / Barbara Hurd --
Breakfast with Canis latrans / Reg Saner --
An animal looks at me / Charles Bergman --
The human road / Susanne Antonetta --
Capital realism / Ann Pancake --
Jet lag / Pico Iyer --
Daylight savings time / M.J. Iuppa --
Getting yourself home / Brenda Miller --
Afternoon with canals / Paul Lisicky --
Siena, burnt and raw / Mary Paumier Jones --
from The growing seasons / Samuel Hynes --
Behind the screen / Jo Ann Beard --
Hose / Emily Hiestand --
Take me out to the ballgame / Joseph Epstein --
The old country / Peter Balakian --
Human cruelty / Hayden Carruth --
The unknown soldier / Luc Sante --
Confession / Stuart Dybek --
Kind of blue / Sebastian Matthews --
Son of Mr. Green Jeans / Dinty W. Moore --
the spinners / Michael Datcher --
The ghetto girls' guide to dating and romance / Sonja Livingston --
The mother / Anne Panning --
Clean slate / Joanna McNaney --
Ritual meals / Valerie Miner --
Getting rid of the gun / Joyce Thompson --
Bullet in my neck / Gerald Stern --
The big nap / Michael Perry --
The Museum of Obsolete Colors / Bill Capossere --
Four / Marvin Bell --
Margot's diary / S.L. Wisenberg --
Salt hay / Jane Brox --
Revision / Terry Tempest Williams --
They're in the river / John McPhee --
Essay, dresses, and fish / Sandra Swinburne --
Some cloths / Albert Goldbarth.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Kitchen.
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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  Read more...

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