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How we speak to one another : an Essay Daily reader

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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 818 HOW We Speak
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How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we've got that the essay is going strong. Here, essayists talk back to each other, to the work they love and the work that disquiets them, and to the very basic building blocks of what we understand "essay" to be. What's compiled in these pages testifies to the endless flexibility, generosity, curiosity, and audacity of essays. Even more than that, it provides the kind of pleasure any great essay collection does--upsetting ourideas and challenging the way we organize our sense of the world.

Ander Monson is the author, most recently, of Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia , Errata , Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries (Graywolf Press). He is also the author of Vanishing Point , a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Neck Deep and Other Predicaments .

Craig Reinbold 's writing has appeared in journals and magazines including the Gettysburg Review , Iowa Review , New England Review , Guernica , Gulf Coast , and Brevity . He was the managing editor of Essay Daily from 2013 to 2016.

Contributors include: Ander Monson, Marcia Aldrich, Kristen Radtke, Robin Hemley, Robert Atwan, Matt Dube, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, T. Clutch Fleischmann, Rigoberto González, Kati Standefer, Julie Lauterbach-Colby, César Diaz, Emily Deprang, Lucas Mann, Danica Novgorodoff, Bonnie J. Rough, Peter Grandbois, Albert Goldbarth, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Steven Church, Bethany Maile, David Legault, Joni Tevis, John D'Agata, Meehan Crist,Thomas Mira Y Lopez, Danielle Deulen, John T. Price, Maya L. Kapoor, Chelsea Biondolillo, Megan Kimble, Brian Doyle, Nicole Walkder, Paul Lisicky, Brian Oliu, Pam Houston, Dave Mondy, Phillip Lopate, Amy Benson, Patrick Madden, Elena Passarello, Erin Zwiener, Patricia Vigderman, and Ryan Van Meter.

Here's how you use the lion mints: an introduction to How We Speak to One Another / Ander Monson
Invisible engineering: the fine art of revising "The fine art of sighing" / Marcia Aldrich
On Chris Marker's Sans Soleil / Kristen Radtke
Majestic ruins: on the work of James Agee / Robin Hemley
On essays, assays, and Yiyun Li's "Dear friend, from my life I write to you in your life" / V.V. Ganeshananthan
The assault on prose: John Crowe Ransom, new criticism, and the status of the essay / Robert Atwan
On Joan Didion, Repo Man, and a '76 Malibu / Matt Dube
On Collage, Chris Kraus, and misremembered Didion / Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Looking for Samuel Delany / T Clutch Fleischmann
Observations about writing memoir in my twenties, thirties, and forties / Rigoberto González
On the mysterious Leslie Ryan and the structure of a trauma narrative / Katherine E. Standefer
On Arianne Zwartje's "This suturing of wounds or words" and Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel's "Cannulated screw" / Julie Lauterbach-Colby
Living within the ellipses: on Ilan Stavan's On Borrowed Words: a Memoir of Language / César Díaz
On Joan Didion, on the morning after my twenties / Emily Deprang
On writing young / Lucas Mann
On losing yourself / Danica Novgorogoff
Is the essay at the end of time? / Ken Chen
Email from Bonnie J. Rough / Bonnie J. Rough
On the essential art of failing / Peter Grandbois
Leaping / Albert Goldbarth
Julian Barnes brings light to a thanatophobe's conundrum / Alison Hawthorne Deming
On Tom Junod's "The falling man" / Steven Church
We sought but couldn't find: coming up empty in David Shields's "Death is the mother of beauty" / Bethany Maile
Movie quotes as misery: on Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely / David Legault
A paperback cabinet of wonder: unlocking the long lyric essay / Joni Tevis
The essays of Ansel Adams: an allegory / John D'Agata
10 thoughts on Elision / Meehan Crist
On Donald Hall's "Out the window" / Thomas Mira y Lopez
On the virtues of drowning: Lidia Yuknavitch's the Chronology of Water / Danielle Cadena Deulen
On Hoagland, animal obsession, and the courage of simile / John T. Price
On David Quammen and writing trout / Maya L. Kapoor
On long winters, short essays, and a sky that stretches forever / Chelsea Biondolillo
On Wendell Berry and why I'm not going to buy a smartphone / Megan Kimble
It is a shaggy world, studded with gardens / Brian Doyle
Nonfiction like a brick / Nicole Walker
On the fugue, Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?, DFW, and the resistance to the one thing / Paul Lisicky
On The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker / Brian Oliu
On Rick Reilly's "Need a fourth?" from Sports Illustrated, March 31, 1997 / Pam Houston
On Jim Bouton's Ball Four / Dave Mondy
On a little-known gem by Max Beerbohm / Phillip Lopate
On Eliot Weinberger's "Wrens" / Amy Benson
On Charles Lamb's "New Year's Eve" / Patrick Madden
On the Book of Days / Elena Passarello
On the false glint of fool's gold and cliché / Erin Zweiner
The present of our past: on Alexander Stille / Patricia Vigerman
A fat man story: on H.L. Mencken's "A neglected anniversary" / Ander Monson
On endings: all in all, it was a really weird summer / Ryan van Meter.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Editors Monson (Vanishing Point, 2010) and Reinbold collect work from their website,, into this anthology. Both the website and the book are studies in genre, working to lift up and redefine the essay. The anthology is an exercise in critical thinking and will draw readers who enjoy depth and analysis about rhetoric. Aspiring writers will also find it instructive. The book makes the argument that essays are conversations wherein writers speak to each other. In a standout piece, Rigoberto González reflects on writing memoir in his twenties when his attempt was seen as vain, in his thirties when he struggled to understand his father, and in his forties when he was finally able to reflect on his literal hunger as a child. Many essays are innovative in form and structure. A visually gorgeous graphic essay by Danica Novgorodoff features a protagonist contemplating Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2005). The final panel is a wordless, unlined watercolor. How We Speak wins its argument that the essay is worthy of extended contemplation.--Dziuban, Emily Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects American essays -- 21st century.
Publisher Minneapolis :Coffee House Press,2017
Contributors Monson, Ander, 1975- editor.
Reinbold, Craig, 1982- editor.
Language English
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-297).
ISBN 9781566894579
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