Fear Icons: Essays

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Mad Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814254943

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About the Author
Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel is an essayist and Assistant Professor of English at Whitman College.

Reviews
"The essays in Fear Icons--lush, alluring, revelatory--penetrate themes of exploitation, wonder, normalcy, and patriarchy. Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel is the new American essayist, equal parts poet, activist, and intellectual. This is a book to marvel over and to learn from, to treasure and to gift." --Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
"In her beautiful, bereaved debut, Fear Icons, Kisha Schlegel's chambers make an 'intimate venue' for tremendous outrage, where private whispers ricochet, redirect, and echolocate mournfully to publically address 'the sadness of the country I come from'--which is to say, Fear Icons is a book of prayers. It's the first book of prayers of the twenty-first century that makes any sense to me." --Robyn Schiff, author of A Woman of Property

"Kisha Schlegel's brilliant debut illuminates some of our most hardened cultural icons and the fears that they induce. This is a bold new literary voice of fierce intelligence, vulnerability, and empathy." --John D'Agata, author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact

"Startlingly original, imaginative as well as deeply researched, this essay collection simultaneously stuns and soothes. The writing is mesmerizing and incandescent, each sentence offering a way forward, not in spite of fear, but because of it." --Inara Verzemnieks, author of Among the Living and the Dead

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"Fear Icons is a weighty, urgent, and timely book. And it is, unironically, fearless amidst fear, as it sets out to place the author's delicate observations against the stark and charged backdrop of a species forever at conflict with itself." --Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Rona Jaffe Award Winner and author of Don't Come Back (OSU Press)