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Disparates : essays

Disparates : essays

Author: Patrick Madden
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Disparates is a book of Patrick Madden's humorous, light, and frivolous essays featuring aborted essays, in honor of the long tradition of essayists disparaging their own efforts, and guerrilla essays, which ingeniously borrow other forms to upend the traditional"--

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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Madden
ISBN: 9781496202444 1496202449
OCLC Number: 1124348491
Description: xxi, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Distance # (feat. Joni Tevis) --
Expectations # (feat. Desirae Matherly) --
Happiness # (feat. Amy Leach) --
Inertia # --
Insomnia # (feat. Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas) --
Laughter # (feat. Jericho Parms) --
Listening # (feat. Mary Cappello) --
Memory # --
Nostalgia # (feat. Lawrence Sutin) --
Order # --
Plums # (feat. Matthew Gavin Frank) --
Poetry # --
Solstice # --
Thumbs # (feat. Elena Passarello & Wendy S. Walters) --
Timing # --
Lyric Essays --
Every time I hear lyric essay, I think of Rogers and Hart. The Great American Essay Book. My funny Emerson. Sweet comic Emerson. You make me smile with your pompous transcendental insights --
David Lazar "Hydra: I'll Be Your Mirror" --
Alfonsina y el Mar # --
Against the Wind # --
Beat on the Brat # --
FM --
Freewill # (feat. Joe Oestreich) --
Memorizing the Lyrics # --
Old Time Rock n Roll # (feat. Michael Martone) --
Guerrilla Essays --
As those who by artificial light put out that of the day, so we, by borrowed forms, have destroyed our own --
Montaigne "Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes" --
The Arrogance of Style # --
/disparate/ # --
In Step with . . . Montaigne # (feat. David Lazar) --
Mea Culpa # --
Pangram Haiku # --
The Proverbial # --
Repast # --
Smells # (feat. Stephen Haynie) --
Unpredictable Essays # --
Writer Michael Martone's Leftover Water --
Imbibe literary genius (dozens of authors in one swig) #.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Patrick Madden.


Patrick Madden's unconventional essays aim to make readers laugh while considering such abstract subjects as happiness and memory, reflecting the current zeitgeist with a touch of cleverness, a dash  Read more...


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"If you love the personal essay, or are open to learning to love it, the freewheeling, luminous, disparate Patrick Madden is well worth the time."-David Kirkham, Lit Pub "Disparates honors the futile Read more...

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