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Title Short takes : brief encounters with contemporary nonfiction / edited by Judith Kitchen.
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2005]
©2005
Edition First edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS688 .S46 2005    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS688 .S46 2005    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Subject American essays -- 20th century.
Reportage literature, American.
Alt Name Kitchen, Judith.
Description 399 pages ; 21 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-381).
Contents Moving water, Tucson / Peggy Shumaker -- Brief history of my thumb / Lucia Perillo -- Night song / Stephen Kuusisto -- Signs and wonders / Rebecca McClanahan -- from "Mexico's children" / Richard Rodriguez -- Tenino / Mary Clearman Blew -- In Wyoming / Mark Spragg -- Those who stay and those who go / Ann Daum -- The Khan men of Agra / Pamela Michael -- Water's edge / Salman Rushdie -- Someone I love / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Words of my youth / Joe Mackall -- Six postcards / Lawrence Sutin -- September / Lia Purpura -- Winter wheat / Anne McDuffie -- confessions / Amy Tan -- Planet unflinching / Kelly Cherry -- from Two or three things I know for sure / Dorothy Allison -- Work / Kim Barnes -- Muskgrass Chara / Kathleen Dean Moore -- Undercurrent / Katrina Roberts -- A second time / James Galvin -- January / Verlyn Klinkenborg -- Winter / Larry Woiwode -- In Nebraska / Ted Kooser -- The night trucks / Kent Meyers -- Opposite of south / Sven Birkerts -- What Sacagawea means to me / Sherman Alexie -- Two / Stephen Dunn -- The trains / Paul Zimmer -- Men at night / David Huddle -- Random / Scott Ely -- Standard time / Judith Kitchen -- The war at home / Janet Wondra -- Book war / Wang Ping -- Bookless in Biak / Lawrence Millman -- Disclaimer / Ron Carlson -- Contributor's note / Michael Martone -- Me talk pretty one day / David Sedaris -- Semi-colon / Barbara Mallonee -- Experiencing / Stephen Corey -- Moon snail / Barbara Hurd -- Breakfast with Canis latrans / Reg Saner -- An animal looks at me / Charles Bergman -- The human road / Susanne Antonetta -- Capital realism / Ann Pancake -- Jet lag / Pico Iyer -- Daylight savings time / M.J. Iuppa -- Getting yourself home / Brenda Miller -- Afternoon with canals / Paul Lisicky -- Siena, burnt and raw / Mary Paumier Jones -- from The growing seasons / Samuel Hynes -- Behind the screen / Jo Ann Beard -- Hose / Emily Hiestand -- Take me out to the ballgame / Joseph Epstein -- The old country / Peter Balakian -- Human cruelty / Hayden Carruth -- The unknown soldier / Luc Sante -- Confession / Stuart Dybek -- Kind of blue / Sebastian Matthews -- Son of Mr. Green Jeans / Dinty W. Moore -- the spinners / Michael Datcher -- The ghetto girls' guide to dating and romance / Sonja Livingston -- The mother / Anne Panning -- Clean slate / Joanna McNaney -- Ritual meals / Valerie Miner -- Getting rid of the gun / Joyce Thompson -- Bullet in my neck / Gerald Stern -- The big nap / Michael Perry -- The Museum of Obsolete Colors / Bill Capossere -- Four / Marvin Bell -- Margot's diary / S.L. Wisenberg -- Salt hay / Jane Brox -- Revision / Terry Tempest Williams -- They're in the river / John McPhee -- Essay, dresses, and fish / Sandra Swinburne -- Some cloths / Albert Goldbarth.
ISBN 0393326004 (pbk.)
9780393326000 (pbk.)
OCLC # 58788989
Table of Contents
 Moving water, Tucson / Peggy Shumaker19
 Brief history of my thumb / Lucia Perillo21
 Night song / Stephen Kuusisto28
 Signs and wonders / Rebecca McClanahan35
 from "Mexico's children" / Richard Rodriguez41
 Tenino / Mary Clearman Blew44
 In Wyoming / Mark Spragg51
 Those who stay and those who go / Ann Daum54
 The Khan men of Agra / Pamela Michael60
 Water's edge / Salman Rushdie65
 Someone I love / Naomi Shihab Nye68
 Words of my youth / Joe Mackall71
 Six postcards / Lawrence Sutin75
 September / Lia Purpura81
 Winter wheat / Anne McDuffie82
 Confessions / Amy Tan88
 Planet unflinching / Kelly Cherry91
 from Two or three things I know for sure / Dorothy Allison93
 Work / Kim Barnes97
 Muskgrass Chara / Kathleen Dean Moore104
 Undercurrent / Katrina Roberts107
 A second time / James Galvin110
 January / Verlyn Klinkenborg112
 Winter / Larry Woiwode115
 In Nebraska / Ted Kooser122
 The night trucks / Kent Meyers124
 Opposite of south / Sven Birkerts128
 What Sacagawea means to me / Sherman Alexie133
 Two / Stephen Dunn137
 The trains / Paul Zimmer139
 Men at night / David Huddle144
 Random / Scott Ely147
 Standard time / Judith Kitchen152
 The war at home / Janet Wondra160
 Book war / Wang Ping166
 Bookless in Biak / Lawrence Millman169
 Disclaimer / Ron Carlson173
 Contributor's note / Michael Martone176
 Me talk pretty one day / David Sedaris181
 Semi-colon / Barbara Mallonee188
 Experiencing / Stephen Corey192
 Moon snail / Barbara Hurd196
 Breakfast with Canis latrans / Reg Saner200
 An animal looks at me / Charles Bergman208
 The human road / Susanne Antonetta213
 Capital realism / Ann Pancake219
 Jet lag / Pico Iyer227
 Daylight savings time / M. J. Iuppa232
 Getting yourself home / Brenda Miller235
 Afternoon with canals / Paul Lisicky238
 Siena, burnt and raw / Mary Paumier Johnes241
 from The growing seasons / Samuel Hynes244
 Behind the screen / Jo Ann Beard248
 Hose / Emily Hiestand254
 Take me out to the ballgame / Joseph Epstein260
 The old country / Peter Balakian264
 Human cruelty / Hayden Carruth271
 The unknown soldier / Luc Sante274
 Confession / Stuart Dybek278
 Kind of blue / Sebastian Matthews280
 Son of Mr. Green Jeans / Dinty W. Moore283
 The spinners / Michael Datcher292
 The ghetto girls' guide to dating and romance / Sonja Livingston295
 The mother / Anne Panning302
 Clean slate / Joanna McNaney305
 Ritual meals / Valerie Miner307
 Getting rid of the gun / Joyce Thompson314
 Bullet in my neck / Gerald Stern318
 The big nap / Michael Perry322
 The museum of obsolete colors / Bill Capossere328
 Four / Marvin Bell333
 Margot's diary / S. L. Wisenberg337
 Salt hay / Jane Brox343
 Revision / Terry Tempest Williams345
 They're in the river / John McPhee347
 Essay, dresses, and fish / Sandra Swinburne354
 Some cloths / Albert Goldbarth359