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Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Brief Encounters A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction The best of short literary memoirs essays and reflections many of which were written expressly for this collection Also availableThe late Judith Kitchen editor of the perennially popular anthologi

  • Title: Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction
  • Author: Judith Kitchen Dinah Lenney
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  • Page: 199
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  • The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection Also availableThe 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, sheThe best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection Also availableThe 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.

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    1. I received a review copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss, based on my request.I have been trying to read more non-fiction, more essays, ever since taking a class on (writing) Creative Non-Fiction. This is a collection of super short essays, some only a paragraph, some a few pages. And like any collection, there are some I enjoyed more than others. I will highlight those I found most memorable. I think those that I liked the most felt like they couldn't have been otherwise, not missi [...]


    2. I love the "flash non-fiction" idea of this book and liked almost all the essays. A good mix of ideas and writing styles, almost none of them longer than five pages. There are a few clunkers, one of which solidified my dislike of Meghan Daum's writing. One caution: Don't read No Results Found if you've ever had a pet unless you want to cry like a big, ol' baby! Waaaah.


    3. So many stories and writers contained here! I loved getting a glimpse into the minds and snippets of life of these writers--this anthology is aptly named Brief Encounters. I read this book as part of the required reading for a creative writing class and am glad I was introduced to it. An inspiration for my own creative non-fiction writing practice.Stories and sentences that stood out:The entirety of "One Long Sentence" by Sven Birkerts. pg. 38The entirety of "No Results Found" by Nicholas Montem [...]


    4. Out of 77 essays, I liked 13. Another two had a few good quotes but were not memorable as a whole.The ones I liked were: The Revolution Needs a Song by Marvin BellA Phone Call with my Father by Paul LisickyThanksgiving Picnic by Naomi Shihab NyeGifts by Suzanne BerneMom x 3 by Joan WickershamThe Wardrobe Series by Kate Carroll de GutesIf Mr. Clean had been my Father by Dinty W. MooreHoffmanniana by Marjorie SandorIchthyosis by Jennifer CulkinRed by Jericho ParmsThe Renaissance by Lynne Sharon Sc [...]


    5. I was hoping to use this book as a textbook for a creative nonfiction class. Sadly, I cannot. There are simply too many essays here that utilize two of my most peevy peeves--the use of second person and the utter lack of paragraphing. As a reader, I enjoy when writers (like those featured here) deploy them--good writers know why and how they're throwing the rules away, and the effect they generate is intentional. My students, howevernnot yet do that. That said, there are a number that are very g [...]


    6. I all slowly worked my way through these short stories. I would go through spurts. There were many i loved there were some i started and skipped, like the one that was one super long run on sentence. It bothered me so much I couldn't read it. I enjoyed the flow of the book and how one story slightly connected to the next by one theme that slightly connected it to next with a shift or different theme.


    7. 4 stars and highly recommended. This is the kind of book I'd like to find on a guest room bedside table or in a dentist's waiting room, when I'm unprepared with an engrossing novel but wanting to read something smart. -Sarah



    8. Terrific. It's interesting and varied and full of wonderful [mostly accessible] creative nonfiction. I can't think of a better snow day collection of writing.




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