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Waveform : twentieth-first-century essays by women / edited by Marcia Aldrich.

  • Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
xiv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform continues this rich tradition, further expanding the dynamic genre's boundaries and testing its edges. With thirty essays by thirty distinguished and diverse women writers, this carefully constructed anthology incorporates works ranging from the traditional to the experimental. Waveform champions the diversity of women's approaches to the structure of the essay - today a site of invention and innovation, with experiments in collage, fragments, segmentation, braids, triptychs, and diptychs. Focused on these explorations of form, Waveform is not wed to a fixed theme or even to women's experiences per se. It is not driven by subject matter but highlights the writers' interaction with all manner of subject and circumstance through style, voice, tone, and structure. This anthology presents some of the women who are shaping the essay today, mapping an ever-changing landscape. It is designed to place essays recently written by women such as Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Margo Jefferson, Jaquira Diaz, and Eula Biss into the hands of those who have been waiting patiently for something they could equally claim as their own"--Publisher.
Tiny beautiful things / Cheryl Strayed -- Girl hood: on (not) finding yourself in books / Jaquira Díaz -- When I was white / Sarah Valentine -- This is how I spell my body / Adriana Paramo -- On puddling / Jericho Parms -- birdbreath, twin, synonym / Dana Tommasino -- Breaking and entering / Michele Morano -- Cat stories / Kyoko Mori -- Notes toward a partial definition of home / Chelsea Biondolillo -- Dumb show / Neela Vaswani -- Grand unified theory of female pain / Leslie Jamison -- Gun shy / Jocelyn Bartkevicius -- White boys / Bich Minh Nguyen -- Grip / Joy Castro -- Portrait of a family, crooked and straight / Wendy Rawlings -- TV time in Negroland / Margo Jefferson -- They didn't come here cowboys / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich -- We regret to inform you / Brenda Miller -- Here / Kristen Radtke -- THIHACOIAAGT / Amy Wright -- The girl, the cop, and I / Laurie Lynn Drummond -- Readings / Patricia Foster -- There are distances between us / Roxane Gay -- A flexible wolf / Nicole Walker -- Difference maker / Meghan Daum -- The truth / Barrie Jean Borich -- Transgender day of remembrance: a found essay / Torrey Peters -- Light from faraway places / Sonja Livingston -- Good-bye to all that / Eula Biss -- The art of being born / Marcia Aldrich.
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Wave- form
  • 9780820350219 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
  • 0820350214 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
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