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In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction
By Judith Kitchen (editor) and Mary Paumier Jones (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date July 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393314922
ISBN-10 0393314928
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.95
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A collection of brief essays offers reflections on hummingbirds, ice cream, a cemetery, nostalgia, and sighing (view table of contents)
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Welcome to the first anthology to identify and celebrate a new nonfiction form: the Short!

Something is going on out there. Almost simultaneously, many of our finest writers are experimenting with a new nonfiction form: brief pieces that are literary and personal rather than informational, complete in themselves, and short―very short. Although the form has not had a name until now, the writers who are attracted to it include the known―Tim O'Brien, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael Ondaatje―as well as just-discovered voices in the field of creative nonfiction, a genre that is transforming the essay.

Delights and surprises await the reader in this rich gathering of Shorts. From Diane Ackerman's fascination with hummingbirds, to Andrei Codrescu's idiosyncratic view of nostalgia, to Albert Goldbarth's free-wheeling riff on the universe, each Short―ranging from several paragraphs to 2,000 words―becomes a sharply focused lens on an outer world or an inner sensibility.

In Short, reflecting almost every way in which nonfiction can be written, is for all readers (and writers) who thrive on imaginative play and aesthetic satisfaction. Pick up this book; open it up. See if you can resist it.



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9780393039603 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $23.00
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 1996)
9780393314922 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
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