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The Resource Beautiful flesh : a body of essays, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind

Beautiful flesh : a body of essays, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind

Label
Beautiful flesh : a body of essays
Title
Beautiful flesh
Title remainder
a body of essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephanie G'Schwind
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Selected from among the country's leading literary publications--Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Creative Nonfiction, the Georgia Review, the Normal School, Prairie Schooner, and others--Beautiful Flesh gathers nineteen works of creative nonfiction to build a multi-gender, multi-ethnic body out of essays, each concerning a different part of the body: belly, blood, bones, brain, ears, eyes, feet, hair, hands, heart, knees, lungs, nose, ovaries, pancreas, sinuses, skin, spine, teeth, and vas deferens. The title is drawn from Wendy Call's contribution, "Beautiful Flesh," a meditation on the pancreas: "gorgeously ugly, hideously beautiful: crimson globes embedded in a pinkish-tan oval, all nestled on a bed of cabbage-olive green, spun through with gossamer gold." Other essays include Dinty W. Moore's "The Aquatic Ape," an exploration of the curious design and necessity of sinuses; Katherine E. Standefer's "Shock to the Heart, Or: A Primer on the Practical Applications of Electricity," a modular essay on the author's internal cardiac defibrillator and the nature of electricity; Matt Roberts's "Vasectomy Instruction No. 7," which considers the various reasons for and implications of surgically severing and sealing the vas deferens; Lupe Linares's "A Living Structure," concerning teeth and the "small mistakes that accumulate over time and add up to a loss that we can never forget"; and Peggy Shinner's "Elective," which examines the author's own experience with rhinoplasty and cultural considerations of the "Jewish nose." Echoing the myriad shapes, sizes, abilities, and types of the human body, these essays showcase the many forms of the genre"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CoU/DLC
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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G'Schwind, Stephanie
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  • American essays
  • Human body in literature
  • American essays
  • Human body in literature
Label
Beautiful flesh : a body of essays, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elective
  • Peggy Shinner
  • Speaking of ears and savagery
  • Steven Church
  • A living structure
  • Lupe Linares
  • The spine
  • Sarah Rose Etter
  • Drawing a breath
  • Kaity Teer
  • Field notes on hair
  • Shock to the heart, or : a primer on the practical applications of electricity
  • Katherine E. Standefer
  • Blood type
  • Samantha Simpson
  • Mos teutonicus
  • Matthew Ferrence
  • Wolf biter
  • Sarah Viren
  • The private life of skin
  • Hester Kaplan
  • Vicki Weiqi Yang
  • Beautiful flesh
  • Wendy Call
  • The belly of desire
  • Sarah K. Lenz
  • The population of me
  • Jody Mace
  • Pre-vasectomy instruction no. 7
  • Matt Roberts
  • Taking shape
  • Amy Butcher
  • Gray area : thinking with a damaged brain
  • Once, then
  • Angela Pelster
  • Floyd Skloot
  • The aquatic ape hypothesis, or how I learned to love my paranasal sinuses
  • Dinty W. Moore
  • Looking back
  • Danielle R. Spencer
Control code
ocn976423968
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9781885635570
Lccn
2017008187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976423968
Label
Beautiful flesh : a body of essays, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elective
  • Peggy Shinner
  • Speaking of ears and savagery
  • Steven Church
  • A living structure
  • Lupe Linares
  • The spine
  • Sarah Rose Etter
  • Drawing a breath
  • Kaity Teer
  • Field notes on hair
  • Shock to the heart, or : a primer on the practical applications of electricity
  • Katherine E. Standefer
  • Blood type
  • Samantha Simpson
  • Mos teutonicus
  • Matthew Ferrence
  • Wolf biter
  • Sarah Viren
  • The private life of skin
  • Hester Kaplan
  • Vicki Weiqi Yang
  • Beautiful flesh
  • Wendy Call
  • The belly of desire
  • Sarah K. Lenz
  • The population of me
  • Jody Mace
  • Pre-vasectomy instruction no. 7
  • Matt Roberts
  • Taking shape
  • Amy Butcher
  • Gray area : thinking with a damaged brain
  • Once, then
  • Angela Pelster
  • Floyd Skloot
  • The aquatic ape hypothesis, or how I learned to love my paranasal sinuses
  • Dinty W. Moore
  • Looking back
  • Danielle R. Spencer
Control code
ocn976423968
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9781885635570
Lccn
2017008187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976423968

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