Halls of Fame: Essays

By John D'Agata

"John D'Agata is an alchemist who adjustments trash into purest gold." ―Guy Davenport, Harper's

John D'Agata trips the unending corridors of America's myriad halls of popularity and faithfully stories on what he reveals there. In a voice all his personal, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, college, and ludic narratives. With subject matters starting from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest gentle in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, Halls of Fame hovers at the breaking point among prose and poetry, deep seriousness and excessive comedy, the topic and the self.

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The Paris overview first released “Living historical past corridor of status, i”; The Gettysburg overview released “Flat Earth Map: An Essay”; Colorado overview released “Oldest corridor of status on the earth” and “Hall of status of Me”; The Georgia evaluation released “Martha Graham, Audio Description Of”; Ploughshares released “Museum of yank Frontier tradition and corridor of Fame”; Witness released “American Police corridor of Fame”; Fourth style released “Hall of reputation folks” and “Hall of status of Them”; The magazine released “U. S. Astronaut corridor of Fame”; Jubilat released “Living historical past corridor of repute, ii,” “Big Daddy’s Drag Racing corridor of Fame,” and “Magic corridor of popularity” artistic Nonfiction released “Round Trip”; and The North American assessment released “And there has been night and there has been Morning. ” those humans learn drafts: Mary Caponegro, Anne Carson, Carol de Saint Victor, Paul Diehl, Mark Doty, Forrest Gander, Jim Galvin, Jorie Graham, David Hamilton, Mary Hussmann, Sara Levine, Judith Kitchen, Joanna Klink, Wayne Koestenbaum, Susan Mitchell, Honor Moore, Peg Peoples, Scott Russell Sanders, Richard Selzer, Bob Shachocis, David Shields, Tom Simmons, Deborah Tall, David Weiss, Terry Tempest Williams, C. D. Wright, and Dean younger. they've got my love. A observe concerning the writer JOHN D’AGATA got MFAs in either nonfiction and poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has considering the fact that taught at universities in manhattan, Wyoming, California, and Maine. he's the editor of the subsequent American Essay and editor of lyric essays for the Seneca evaluate. The textual content of this publication was once typeset in 12/16 Adobe Garamond, a typeface drawn by way of Robert Slimbach and in response to kind minimize via Claude Garamond within the 16th century. This booklet was once set in style by means of Stanton ebook providers, St. Paul, Minnesota, and synthetic by means of Sheridan Books on acid-free paper.

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