Neck Deep and Other Predicaments

Neck Deep and Other Predicaments

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Neck Deep and Other Predicaments is an innovative and engaging nonfiction debut by "an original new voice" ("Publishers Weekly") and the winner of the 2006 Graywolf Press Nonfiction PrizeIn this sparkling nonfiction debut, Ander Monson uses unexpectedly nonliterary forms the index, the Harvard Outline, the mathematical proof to delve into an equally surprising mix of obsessions: disc golf, the history of mining in northern Michigan, car washes, topology, and more. He reflects on his outsider experience at an exclusive Detroit-area boarding school in the form of a criminal history and invents a new form as he meditates on snow."

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  • Paperback | 191 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Graywolf Press,U.S.
  • MN, United States
  • English
  • 1555974597
  • 9781555974596
  • 626,603

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Elizabeth Bishop often remarked that she wanted poems and prose that register the mind in motion rather than at rest. Bishop would have loved the work of Ander Monson, as much for his yearning mind as his quick, restless, precise motion. I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT SNOW, ' Monson writes in "Neck Deep." Yes, indeed, and one of the many copious and surprising things he's also obviously been thinking about is the new American essay, of which he is the latest Edison, to touch on the title of his earlier novel, "Other Electricities." For Monson the essay is something like a schematics for our fiercest longings and most ecstatic inventions. Every time I turn to it I'm astonished all over again by the majesty of this book. "Robert Polito, Judge""

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About Ander Monson

Ander Monson is the author of the novel "Other Electricities" and the poetry collection "Vacationland." He lives in Michigan and is editor of the magazine "DIAGRAM" and of the New Michigan Press.

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