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By Peter Orner

ISBN-10: 1936787253

ISBN-13: 9781936787258

A nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award finalist in feedback • A November 2016 American Booksellers organization Indie subsequent checklist choice • A Buzzfeed most sensible Nonfiction booklet of 2016 • A San Francisco Chronicle top booklet of 2016

“An entrancing try and seize what falls among [literary feedback and autobiography]: the irreducibly own, messy, even embarrassing methods examining and residing bleed into one another, which neither literary feedback nor autobiography ever relatively acknowledges.” —The long island Times

“Stories, either my very own and people I’ve taken to center, make up whoever it truly is that I’ve become,” Peter Orner writes during this selection of essays approximately interpreting, writing, and dwelling. Orner reads—and writes—everywhere he unearths himself: a clinic cafeteria, a espresso store in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti. the result's “a e-book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.” one of many writers Orner addresses are Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, either one of whom instructed their truths and have been silenced; Franz Kafka, who professed loneliness yet craved connection; Robert Walser, who spent the final twenty-three years of his lifestyles in a Swiss insane asylum, “working” at being loopy; and Juan Rulfo, who practiced the tricky paintings of silence. Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Yasunari Kawabata, Saul Bellow, Mavis Gallant, John Edgar Wideman, William Trevor, and Václav Havel make appearances, in addition to the poet Herbert Morris—about whom nearly not anything is known.

An elegy for an eccentric overdue father, and the top of a wedding, Am I on my own Here? is usually a party of the opportunity of renewal. instantaneously own and panoramic, this publication will motivate readers to come to the basic tales in their personal lives.

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