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ISBN: 1570030227
Author: Judith Kitchen
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr (November 1, 1994)
Pages: 167
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
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In memory," Kitchen writes, "we piece things together, give them the 'that must be why' or the 'now I can see' that sews up the seam of life.

Using the words of others as her wellspring, Kitchen takes us on excursions in time, self, and literature to examine the interconnectiveness of past, present, and future pieces of her life.

Longer essays form the vertical threads of Kitchen's autobiographical tapestry, reflecting the shape of her identity as. .

Her quest defies chronology as she traverses a geography of memories in upstate New York, Brazil, New England, Wyoming, and Washington state. Shorter essays, laden with personal and political history, trace the horizontal threads of a three-week journey through Scotland, England, and Wales. Using the words of others as her wellspring, Kitchen takes us on excursions in time, self, and literature to examine the interconnectiveness of past, present, and future pieces of her life.

She modestly ascribed her success to being in the right place at the right time.

Judith Kitchen was the author of several books, including: Perennials (poetry); Writing the World: Understanding William Stafford (criticism); Only the Dance (essays); Distance and Direction (essays); Half in Shade (nonfiction); and The House on Eccles Road (novel), which was awarded.

Judith Kitchen was the author of several books, including: Perennials (poetry); Writing the World: Understanding William Stafford (criticism); Only the Dance (essays); Distance and Direction (essays); Half in Shade (nonfiction); and The House on Eccles Road (novel), which was awarded the S. Mariella Gable Prize in fiction. Her other awards include an NEA fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Lillian Fairchild Award. She taught nonfiction in the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, up until her death in 2014

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Over time, they fashion a comprehensive overview of the contemporary literary scene.

Coming at the genre from every possible angle, this celebrated critic discusses work by older and younger poets, most American but some foreign, and many of whom were not yet part of the contemporary canon. Her essays reveal a cultural history from the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, through 9/11 and the Iraq War, and move into today’s political climate. Over time, they fashion a comprehensive overview of the contemporary literary scene.

The essays in this issue strike a universal chord by registering an insight . Essays: Immortality The issue formative childhood experiences that leave indelible memories: stomping through a snowstorm to Sunday mass; discovering .

The first issue in a new magazine style, no longer a journal format. The issue formative childhood experiences that leave indelible memories: stomping through a snowstorm to Sunday mass; discovering a dead body in the woods; touring beautiful homes they’ll never live in; or trying, desperately, to dance their way to junior high popularity.

An autobiographical tapestry explores the world through texts from writers as diverse as Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Plath, taking the reader to intersections of the dimensions of life--past and present, political and personal, literary and literal. UP.

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