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

ISBN-10: 1416531742
ISBN-13: 9781416531746
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Description: From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism - this unique, indispensable anthology brings together fifty unforgettable works from all genres of creative nonfiction. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and  More...

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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism - this unique, indispensable anthology brings together fifty unforgettable works from all genres of creative nonfiction. 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. 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 - Joy Williams

Tommy Chong is a sixty-eight-year-old writer and director, best known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong. The pair found a wide audience through their stand-up routines, comedy albums, and popular films about the hippie, free-love, and (especially) drug culture movement. A father of five, Chong lives with his wife, Shelby, in California and performs with her at comedy clubs across the country. This is his first book.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 is Professor of English at the University of Alabama--Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, two collections of fiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, and six edited volumes. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Foreword
Introduction
The Fourth State of Matter
Getting Along with Nature
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