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The Spirit of Disruption

Landmark Work from The Normal School

Rick Moody (Contribution by), David Shields (Contribution by), Ander Monson (Contribution by)


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Twenty-eight landmark essays from The Normal School magazine - the standard-bearer for creative nonfiction today. From a diverse list of authors, startling reflections on the exceptional and the everyday. An essential guide to the art of nonfiction with new commentary from each contributor: Joe Bonomo, Kristen Cosby, Timothy Denevi, Silas Hansen, Caitlin Horrocks, Todd W. Kaneko, Matthew Komatsu, Dickson Lam, EJ Levy, Patrick Madden, Brenda Miller/Julie Marie Wade, Thomas Mira Y Lopez, Ander Monson, Rick Moody, Dinty W. Moore, Jaclyn Moyer, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jericho Parms, Elena Passarello, Lia Purpura, Colin Rafferty, David Shields, Margot Singer, Ana Maria Spagna, Natalie Vestin, Jerald Walker and Rachel Yoder.

Outpost19, 9781944853464, 300pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2018

About the Author

The Normal School is a bi-annual journal featuring nonfiction, fiction, poetry, criticism and journalism. Founder and nonfiction editor Steven Church is the author of I'm Just Getting To The Disturbing Part: On Work, Fear and Fatherhood, One With the Tiger: Sublime and Violent Encounters Between Humans and Animals, Ultrasonic: Essays, The Day After The Day After: My Atomic Angst, Theoretical Killings: Essays and Accidents, and The Guinness Book of Me: a Memoir of Record. His essays have been published and anthologized widely, including in the Best American Essays (2011). He coordinates the MFA Program at Fresno State.