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An Inner Exuberance

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler HathawayNeglected Nonfiction Classics With this review, River Teeth begins an occasional series of essays on nonfiction books we believe deserve to be read, whether again or for the first time. One of the most poignant, absorbing autobiographic Read More...

True Grits

A Childhood: The Biography of a Place by Harry Crews.Drawings by Michael McCurdy.Neglected Nonfiction ClassicsHarry Crews begins his classic memoir A Childhood: The Biography of a Place by conjuring in intimate detail someone he doesn't remember. Here’s his defiant opening sentence: “My Read More...

A Craft He Would, Thankfully, Never Learn

My Twice-Lived Life: A Memoir by Donald Murray  Neglected Nonfiction ClassicsIn the 1970s and 1980s, freshman composition was a province of nonfiction writing. In those days, teachers who taught comp—myself among them—learned our craft largely from the primers of peop Read More...

The Thrill of Narrative Incompleteness

Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael LesyNeglected Nonfiction ClassicsAt first glance, the photographic record of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, shows an average town for the time, from 1890 to 1910. The wallpaper was patterned, the furniture solid. Some citizens were old, others young, some were black, o Read More...

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