By Judith Kitchen,Dinah Lenney
The better of brief literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, a lot of which have been written expressly for this assortment. additionally available
The past due Judith Kitchen, editor of the perennially well known anthologies Short Takes, In Short, and In Brief, used to be vastly influential in spotting and constructing flash inventive nonfiction as a sort in its personal correct. In Brief Encounters, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney extend this shiny box with approximately 80 new choices: shorts—as those sharply targeted items have grow to be recognized— representing a powerful diversity of voices, views, sensibilities, and kinds. Brief Encounters positive aspects the paintings of the rising and the established—including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne homosexual, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnes—arranged through topic to discover the human in methods intimate, idiosyncratic, humorous, unhappy, provocative, lyrical, unflinching. From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this selection of shorts—this party of precise and bright prose—will amplify your world.
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