In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments

In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments

by Eric LeMay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988569478
Publisher: Emergency Press
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eric LeMay is the author of Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese. He has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, and is currently on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University. He serves as an associate editor for the New Ohio Review and the web editor for Alimentum: The Literature of Food. He is also a host on the New Books Network. LeMay’s work has also appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues. He lives in Athens, OH.

Table of Contents


In Praise of Nothing 1

A Biography of the Nameless 5

Known Unknowns 29

Gatean Degas, A Personal History 37

Fallen 49


Once More to the Lake 57

Viral -Ize 69

Dropped Baby 79

Resistible, A Comic Memoir about Comedy 85

Hamlet, A Failure 131


Of Studies 139

Readymade Heuruex 145

Losing the Lottery 149

Wynde 171

The Lost Garden of Herman Haerlin 175

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