Xylotheque: Essays

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date
Pages
168
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780826354587
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About the Author

Yelizaveta P. Renfro is also the author of the award-winning book of linked short stories A Catalogue of Everything in the World. She lives in Connecticut.

Reviews

"Renfro is a master of what we've come to call the lyric essay: nonfiction pieces that find their voice in the borderland between prose and poetry."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"Renfro's essays are profoundly moving, written in a rich, deeply felt voice touched with wistfulness and melancholy that resists sentimentality and is unafraid of the violence that is a significant characteristic of both life and death."--Colorado Review
"Like a root system of a wooded hillside, Renfro's essays are elegantly woven meditations on cultural identity, natural history, coming of age, and death. . . . Here is a memoir that trades self-scrutiny for a broader examination of nature and culture, a lyric voice and perspective that increases our compassion for the world."--Orion
"Xylotheque will demand your careful attention. But it will repay your time and energy many-fold. It is a book you won't quickly forget."--Story Circle Book Reviews
"Renfro isn't afraid to take risks; Xylotheque has an essay for even the most discerning readers."--American Microreviews and Interviews

"Exquisite essays. . . . Five stars!"

--Enchantment