Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present

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Lex Williford, Michael Martone
Simon and Schuster, 2007 M12 11 - 576 páginas
From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more.

Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970.

Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.
 

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Excellent examples by some of the best essayists and creative nonfiction writers working today. I don't own this book but have the use of it for a year thanks to academic library privileges; there isn't a week that's gone by this year that I haven't used one of these essays as a jumping off point for my own work. Pieces range from more reported creative nonfiction to the lyric essay, and highlights include writers like Rebecca McClanahan and Lia Purpura, two amazing essayists I didn't know about before picking up this book. I plan to use it with my students and can't recommend it highly enough. 

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Jo Ann Beard The Fourth State of Matter
1
Wendell Berry Getting Along with Nature
17
Eula Biss The Pain Scale
28
Mary Clearman Blew The Unwanted Child
43
Charles Bowden Torch Song
56
Janet Burroway Embalming Mom
76
Kelly Grey Carlisle Physical Evidence
89
Anne Carson The Glass Essay
97
Phillip Lopate Portrait of My Body
299
Barry Lopez Flight
308
Thomas Lynch The Undertaking
334
Lee Martin Sorry
343
Rebecca McClanahan Interstellar
354
Erin McGraw Bad Eyes
360
John McPhee The Search for Marvin Gardens
370
Brenda Miller The Date
381

Bernard Cooper Burls
132
Michael W Cox Visitor
141
Annie Dillard Living Like Weasels
148
Brian Doyle Leap
165
Anthony Farrington Kissing
176
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher The Beautiful
190
Diane Glancy Sun Dance
201
Lucy Grealy Mirrorings
209
William Harrison Present Tense Africa
220
Robin Hemley Reading History to My Mother
231
Adam Hochschild World on a Hilltop
242
Jamaica Kincaid A Small Place
257
Barbara Kingsolver High Tide in Tucson
265
Ted Kooser Small Rooms in Time
275
E J Levy Mastering the Art of French Cooking
290
Dinty W Moore Son of Mr Green Jeans
389
Kathleen Norris Celibate Passion
396
Lia Purpura Autopsy Report
405
Richard Rhodes Watching the Animals
411
Bill Roorbach Shitdiggers Mudflats and
420
David Sedaris Repeat After Me
443
Richard Selzer Imelda
452
Sue William Silverman The Pat Boone Fan Club
464
Floyd Skloot A Measure of Acceptance
473
Lauren Slater Black Swans
484
Cheryl Strayed The Love of My Life
500
Amy Tan Mother Tongue
514
Ryan Van Meter If You Knew Then What I Know Now
520
Joy Williams Hawk
542
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Lex Williford teaches in the bilingual writing program at the University of Texas, El Paso. He previously taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Alabama. His collection of stories, Macauley's Thumb, was co-winner of the 1993 Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife in El Paso, Texas.

Michael Martone has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University, and Syracuse University. He is currently teaching at the University of Alabama, where he has directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Double-wide: Collected Fiction is his eighth book of stories. Racing in Place, his third book of nonfiction, will be published in 2008. He has edited six other volumes of prose including the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction with Lex Williford. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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