Find out more about Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction by Lex Williford, Michael Martone at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews. Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction has ratings and 46 reviews. From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism. Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction: work from to the present / Edition: 1st Touchstone trade paperback ed. Subjects: American.

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Jamaica Kincaid A Small Place. An engaging collection of powerful, thought-provoking essays that occasionally touch on hard issues. An eclectic collection of some good and not-so-good essays in my opinion.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s od Recap the plot. The diversity of writers, topics and styles was refreshing and made me think creatively. Ov Is the Place.

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One of the best collections of essays I’ve seen in a long time. A brilliant collection of recent essays, chosen from nominations by teaching writers. I’m really glad I read this, and I’m looking forward toucbstone reading another collection of creative non-fiction.

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist. Thomas Lynch The Undertaking. Sep 25, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: I did not finish this book. Dec 02, Judith rated it it was amazing. Jun 15, Stefanie rated it really liked it Shelves: A lot others I could have included. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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There were several really great essays in this collection, and as an essayist, I got a lot of instruction and ideas for my own nonfiction writing.

Rain on the River. What made me pursue a concentration in Nonfiction essays. It doesn’t mean to change the world. 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 Janet Burroway Embalming Mom.

Adam Hochschild World on a Hilltop. The editors asked teachers which essays they like to teach; it would have been nice to have a few comments on what aspects of each essay got them chosen.

I am not a huge fan of creative non-fiction. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Great selection of Nonfiction essays.

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

Though, I did enjoy the variety in styles of touchstome that were included in this anthology as well as the variety in topics. This is a very strong anthology with many excellent essays, though at first the ‘personal memoir’ style was strong and had me thinking I would be turned off by overly intimate or sentimental nonfkction, the quality of writing was so excellent that I could not hold any objection for long.


Mar 29, Leann rated it it was amazing. Man in the Moon. Great collection of short essays. I don’t own this book but have the use of it for a year thanks to academic library privileges; there isn’t a week that’s gone by this year that I haven’t used one of these essays as a jumping off point for my own work.

From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative annthology, with pieces by fifty contemporary nonfiiction including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more.

Jun 04, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: The Senses of Walden. So what about the…what do I call them? I plan to use it with my students and can’t recommend it highly enough. That left me thinking, Are there no happy stories?