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Radiant Truths

Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief


Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300169218
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Διαστάσεις: 22x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Radiant Truths"

A startling and immensely pleasurable collection of American writings on belief, from the Civil War to Occupy Wall Street Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti Park during the brief days of the Occupy movement. The first anthology of its kind, Radiant Truths gathers an exquisite selection of writings by both well-known and forgotten American authors and thinkers, each engaged in the challenges of writing about religion, of documenting "things unseen." Their contributions to the genre of literary journalism-the telling of factual stories using the techniques of fiction and poetry-make this volume one of the most exciting anthologies of creative nonfiction to have emerged in years. Jeff Sharlet presents an evocative selection of writings that illuminate the evolution of the American genre of documentary prose. Each entry may be savored separately, but together the works enrich one another, engaging in an implicit and continuing conversation that reaches across time and generations. Including works by: Walt Whitman * Henry David Thoreau * Mark Twain * Meridel Le Sueur * Zora Neale Hurston * Mary McCarthy * James Baldwin * Norman Mailer * Ellen Willis * Anne Fadiman * John Jeremiah Sullivan * Francine Prose * Garry Wills * and many others


Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
ISBN: 9780300169218
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/06/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 352
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Jeff Sharlet
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 594 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x3x15 cm

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