Between Panic and Desire

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Product Details

Price
$17.94
Publisher
Bison Books
Publish Date
Pages
140
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.4 X 8.4 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780803229822
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About the Author

Dinty W. Moore is a professor of English at Ohio University and the author of several books, including Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals, The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction, and The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still.

Reviews

"The writing is frequently very funny; insightful, too, especially Moore's belief that humans are generally delusional when it comes to their expectations vs. what is realistically possible. . . . The narrative has its poignant moments, particularly in Moore's recollections of his father. And despite his fractured take on the world, his message is essentially hopeful. Moore, it seems, is moving on." -- Robert Kelly "Library Journal" (03/01/2008)
"This book is funny, funny, funny. It is an unconventional-some might say, experimental-collection of frolicsome and touching personal essays. . . . [T]he book is a rare example of how unusual form actually helps. It is the ideal display for Dinty's imagination. He daydreams. He fantasizes. He hallucinates. And this is nonfiction. For anyone who thinks the genre is nothing more than a retelling of facts, pick up a copy of Between Panic and Desire. . . . It is literary nonfiction with integrity. And it's fun." -- Neil White "Oxford Town" (02/28/2008)
"In intertwined, wildly inventive essays . . . Moore conjures up his, and our, past from a grab-bag of elements. . . . He doesn''t work through this crazy salad so much as play with it, using individual motifs as shiny mosaic stones to arrange in funny, intriguing shapes."-Athens News -- Jim Phillips "The Athens News" (03/06/2008)
Moore forges a brisk, incisive, funny, sometimes silly, yet stealthily affecting memoir in essays and skits, a generational autobiography, and good candid guy stuff. . . . Each anecdote, piece of pop-culture trivia, and frankly confessed panic and desire yields a chunk of irony and a sliver of wisdom.Donna Seaman, Booklist -- Donna Seaman "Booklist" (03/15/2008)
The writing is frequently very funny; insightful, too, especially Moores belief that humans are generally delusional when it comes to their expectations vs. what is realistically possible. . . . The narrative has its poignant moments, particularly in Moores recollections of his father. And despite his fractured take on the world, his message is essentially hopeful. Moore, it seems, is moving on.Robert Kelly, Library Journal -- Robert Kelly "Library Journal" (03/01/2008)
Between Panic and Desire is more autopsy than memoira strange new hybrid. It''s a fantasy of letting go of the things that have haunted Moore his entire life. These things do, in fact, float off the pages.Los Angeles Times -- Susan Salter Reynolds "Los Angeles Times" (03/02/2008)
This book is funny, funny, funny. It is an unconventionalsome might say, experimentalcollection of frolicsome and touching personal essays. . . . [T]he book is a rare example of how unusual form actually helps. It is the ideal display for Dintys imagination. He daydreams. He fantasizes. He hallucinates. And this is nonfiction. For anyone who thinks the genre is nothing more than a retelling of facts, pick up a copy of Between Panic and Desire. . . . It is literary nonfiction with integrity. And its fun.Oxford Town -- Neil White "Oxford Town" (02/28/2008)
"Moore forges a brisk, incisive, funny, sometimes silly, yet stealthily affecting memoir in essays and skits, a 'generational autobiography,' and good candid guy stuff. . . . Each anecdote, piece of pop-culture trivia, and frankly confessed panic and desire yields a chunk of irony and a sliver of wisdom." -- Donna Seaman "Booklist" (03/15/2008)
"Between Panic and Desire turns the memoir genre on its head as it deftly moves from essay to essay." -- Peter Grandbois "Review of Contemporary Fiction"
"Between Panic and Desire is more autopsy than memoir-a strange new hybrid. It''s a fantasy of letting go of the things that have haunted Moore his entire life. These things do, in fact, float off the pages." -- Susan Salter Reynolds "Los Angeles Times" (03/02/2008)