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Proxies: A Memoir in Twenty-four Attempts

Proxies: A Memoir in Twenty-four Attempts (Paperback)

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'A rich and compelling personal account.' Financial Times



In this memoir in twenty-four essays, Blanchfield focuses on a startling miscellany of topics - Foot Washing, Dossiers, Br'er Rabbit, Housesitting, Man Roulette, the Locus Amoenus - that begin to unpack the essayist himself and his life's rotating concerns: sex and sexuality, poetry and poetics, and his upbringing in working-class, Primitive Baptist, North Carolina.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essays Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 27/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781509847853  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry, Not Even Then and A Several World, which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award and was a longlist finalist for the National Book Award. His essays have appeared in Harper's, BOMB, Brick, Guernica, Story Quarterly, and other publications. Recipient of a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, he is an editor of Fence and the host of Speedway and Swan on KXCI 91.3 in Tucson.

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