The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers

Author:   Brian Turner
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393356885


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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A deliciously diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs, where writers explore the deeply human act of kissing. From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the globe-people are kissing one another. The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The devastating kiss. The kiss we can't take back. The kiss we can never give. The kiss that changes a life. In this anthology, writers and thinkers share their thoughts on a specific kiss-the unexpected and unforgettable-in an attempt to bridge the gulf, to connect us to one another on a deeply human level, and to explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination. Sparked and developed from a series curated for Guernica by editor Brian Turner, this is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it's meant to be dipped into-with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most. A kiss, you see, can carry not just a heart in it, but a soul. -from Pico Iyer, The Kiss at Dawn There are countries in that kiss, years of experience, ghosts of past lovers and the tricks they taught you. -from Siobhan Fallon, The Ride

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Author:   Brian Turner
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.270kg
ISBN:  

9780393356885


ISBN 10:   0393356884
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The Kiss contains material by some excellent and well-known writers, many of them poets, including Nick Flynn, Mark Doty, Terrance Hayes, Tea Obreht and Andre Dubus III. -- Kristen Roupenian - Times Literary Supplement


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Brian Turner is the author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country and the poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise. He directs the low-residency MFA at Sierra Nevada College. The Kiss was conceived with his late wife, the acclaimed poet Ilyse Kusnetz, to whom it is dedicated. It was developed from a series he curated for Guernica.

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