The Adventurous

The Adventurous

by Kass Fleisher


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The Adventurous by Kass Fleisher

Cultural Writing. Essays. THE ADVENTUROUS is a tale of two scribblers who dare to scale the heights of each other, of words, of genres, and of the institutions that make up such things as marriage and Others and words and genres. Our intrepid transmogrifiers encounter forces that lift and separate prose and poetry, she and he, molehill and mountain. Climbing, they get their words together--but the words veer off the trail. Order deters; cairns push; switchbacks pull. And if that's not enough impediment, they go to a conference, he gets fired, and she interviews at MLA. So our transceivers are not...civil. The Adventurous stakes a claim to romantic levitation--but it is not a love story. It is summit without descent, at play in the fields of talus, straddling the crevasse. It is a tongue lashing high-altitude scree.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600010002
Publisher: Factory School
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

H. Kassia (Kass) Fleisher (b. October 21, 1959, in Wilmington, DE, and raised in the Philadelphia, PA, metro area) is an American writer best known for her creative nonfiction and fiction. She holds degrees in English from Dickinson College (B.A., 1981), University of North Dakota (M.A., 1989), and Binghamton University (Ph.D., 1993). She's the author of four books, numerous essays and reviews, and three award-winning screenplays (none of which have been produced to date), coauthored with her spouse, Joe Amato (poet). Since 2003, Fleisher has taught creative writing at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

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