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Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

by Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney
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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: shorts—as 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 established—including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnes—arranged 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 shorts—this celebration of true and vivid prose—will enlarge your world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393350999
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 360,447
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
Lutheran University.

Dinah Lenney teaches writing in the
Bennington Writing Seminars, the Rainier Writing Workshop,
and at the University of Southern California.

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