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Things that are : essays

Author: Amy Leach
Publisher: New York : Milkweed Editions, 2012.
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The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D'Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own. Things That Are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leach, Amy.
Things That Are.
New York : Milkweed Editions, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Leach
ISBN: 9781571318640 157131864X
OCLC Number: 795120050
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Donkey derby --
I. Things of Earth. Trappists ; In which the river makes off with three stationary characters ; Goats and bygone goats ; Talent ; Warbler delight ; Pea madness ; Radical bears in the forest delicious ; Trooping with trouble ; Silly lilies ; The wine of astonishment ; When trees dream of being trees ; Love ; Please do not yell at the sea cucumber ; You are going to fly ; God --
Memorandum to the animals --
II. Things of heaven. The same old joy ; The safari ; Stairs ; Sail on, my little honeybee ; Twinkle twinkle ; The wild what ; Comfortless --
The oracle --
Afterword --
The round-Earth affair --
Glossary of strange beasts and phenomena.
Responsibility: Amy Leach ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson.

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The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D'Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own. Things That Are takes jellyfish, fainting goats, and imperturbable caterpillars as just a few of its many inspirations. In a series of essays that progress from the tiniest earth dwellers to the mo.

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