Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. This new book from 2005 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize winner Stan Persky is a generous reader gathering selections from his long writing career, ranging from essays written in the early 1970s to to brand-new pieces about Robert Creeley, Oscar Wilde, and New York.
"A first clue to how this book is going to work lies in the book's title: TOPIC SENTENCE. In the title story, written in 1970, Persky took on the two questions that dog every artist in the post-modern: What is the subject matter, and how can it be articulated? Since both questions are unanswerable, Persky twists them: How am I supposed to isolate the subject matter from the myriad of things in which it is lodged, and how do I elude the distortions of conventional exposition and its self-serving selectivity? How do I make what I write as alive and dynamic as the things I write about?"—from the Introduction
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Stan Persky is a native of Chicago, IL who now makes his home in Vancouver, after stops in San Francisco and Terrace, BC. He is the author of Then We Take Berlin and Buddy's, as well as several books about politics. A former columnist for the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail, he now teaches in the philosophy department at Capilano College in North Vancouver and contributes frequently to dooneyscafe.com.
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Book Description New Star Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1554200288
Book Description New Star Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1554200288
Book Description New Star Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 353 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1554200288