The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection. Also available
The late Judith Kitchen, editor of the perennially popular anthologies Short Takes, In Short, and In Brief, was greatly influential in recognizing and establishing flash creative nonfiction as a form in its own right. In Brief Encounters, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney expand this vibrant field with nearly eighty new selections: shortsas these sharply focused pieces have come to be known representing an impressive range of voices, perspectives, sensibilities, and forms. Brief Encounters features the work of the emerging and the establishedincluding Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnesarranged by theme to explore the human condition in ways intimate, idiosyncratic, funny, sad, provocative, lyrical, unflinching. From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this collection of shortsthis celebration of true and vivid prosewill enlarge your world.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Writer and educator Judith Kitchen (1941–2014) was the cofounder of the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific
Dinah Lenney teaches writing in the
Bennington Writing Seminars, the Rainier Writing Workshop,
and at the University of Southern California.