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The Resource Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief, edited and introduced by Jeff Sharlet

Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief, edited and introduced by Jeff Sharlet

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Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief
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Radiant truths
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essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief
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edited and introduced by Jeff Sharlet
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eng
Summary
"Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti Park during the brief days of the Occupy movement. The first anthology of its kind, Radiant Truths gathers an exquisite selection of writings by both well-known and forgotten American authors and thinkers, each engaged in the challenges of writing about religion, of documenting "things unseen." Their contributions to the genre of literary journalism-the telling of factual stories using the techniques of fiction and poetry-make this volume one of the most exciting anthologies of creative nonfiction to have emerged in years. Jeff Sharlet presents an evocative selection of writings that illuminate the evolution of the American genre of documentary prose. Each entry may be savored separately, but together the works enrich one another, engaging in an implicit and continuing conversation that reaches across time and generations. Including works by: Walt Whitman - Henry David Thoreau - Mark Twain - Meridel Le Sueur - Zora Neale Hurston - Mary McCarthy - James Baldwin - Norman Mailer - Ellen Willis Anne Fadiman - John Jeremiah Sullivan - Francine Prose - Garry Wills - "and many others"--
Summary
"Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti Park during the brief days of the Occupy movement. The first anthology of its kind, Radiant Truths gathers an exquisite selection of writings by both well-known and forgotten American authors and thinkers, each engaged in the challenges of writing about religion, of documenting "things unseen." Their contributions to the genre of literary journalism-the telling of factual stories using the techniques of fiction and poetry-make this volume one of the most exciting anthologies of creative nonfiction to have emerged in years. Jeff Sharlet presents an evocative selection of writings that illuminate the evolution of the American genre of documentary prose. Each entry may be savored separately, but together the works enrich oneanother, engaging in an implicit and continuing conversation that reaches across time and generations. Including works by: Walt Whitman - Henry David Thoreau - Mark Twain - Meridel Le Sueur - Zora Neale Hurston - Mary McCarthy - James Baldwin - Norman Mailer - Ellen Willis Anne Fadiman - John Jeremiah Sullivan - Francine Prose - Garry Wills - "and many others"--
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200.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.R33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Sharlet, Jeff
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  • United States
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • RELIGION / Essays
  • RELIGION / Spirituality
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adult
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essential dispatches, reports, confessions, and other essays on American belief
Label
Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief, edited and introduced by Jeff Sharlet
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
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2013031982
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300169218
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(hardback)
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2013031982
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Radiant truths : essential dispatches, reports, confessions, & other essays on American belief, edited and introduced by Jeff Sharlet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013031982
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300169218
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013031982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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