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A solemn pleasure

Melissa Pritchard

A solemn pleasure

to imagine, witness, and write

by Melissa Pritchard

  • 336 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Authorship,
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.),
  • Storytelling

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMelissa Pritchard ; foreword by Bret Anthony Johnston
    SeriesThe art of the essay, Art of the essay
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN145 .P65 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination205 pages
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27181357M
    ISBN 101934137960
    ISBN 109781934137963
    LC Control Number2015006170
    OCLC/WorldCa904194404

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    A Solemn Pleasure (Paperback) To Imagine, Witness, and Write (Art of the Essay) By Melissa Pritchard, Bret Anthony Johnston (Foreword by). Bellevue Literary Press, , pp. Publication Date:   Read together – and the book is so arresting that many readers will finish it in a single sitting – the essays amount to a clear and irrefutable mandate for empathy. [ ] As you read A Solemn Pleasure, notice how often you find yourself leaning toward the pages. I did so often my neck hurt.


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“(A Solemn Pleasure) may be the handbook of the modern writer.” –Brookline Booksmith Small Press Book Club at Grub Street “From grief to daily rituals to the shape of a dachshund, Pritchard insightfully connects the most obscure of subjects to reveal gems of truth about the human experience.” –ForeWord Reviews (starred review).

“A Solemn Pleasure: to Imagine, Witness and Write,” A solemn pleasure book a series of essays extolling the power of language. Author Melissa Pritchard will share her passion for writing and storytelling as she talks about her new book. A Solemn Pleasure is a treasure of a book.

Keep it nearby, because in the darkest depths when you are confronted with the beautiful pain of the blank page, Pritchard will remind you how words can create light And know that this book will give you super powers." -Atticus Review "Invite[s] underlining, re-reading, and reading aloud/5(78).

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This particularly brief piece (four pages) introduces the collection by touching on topics more thoroughly explored later in the book: Pritchard describes herself at work, presents her.

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Melissa Pritchard has an intriguing, transcendent vision of writing. This is readily apparent in A Solemn Pleasure—a spirited, intelligent, wide-ranging exploration of the joys, frustrations, and trials of the life of the has grand goals for writing and does not shy away from sharing her lofty vision.

“A Solemn Pleasure” appeared in the David Shields/Bradford Morrow anthology The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death. “Finding Ashton” and an excerpt from “Doxology” appeared in O, The Oprah : Bellevue Literary Press.

New York. Bellevue Literary Press. her new book, A Solemn Pleasure, Melissa Pritchard notes that “The ancient Latin root for pilgrim is per agrum, one who walks beyond known boundaries,” succinctly comparing a writer to a wandering pilgrim—becoming a witness to her time and a recorder of her age.

The literature of testimony, according to the author, should. A Solemn Pleasure is a treasure of a book. Keep it nearby, because in the darkest depths when you are confronted with the beautiful pain of the blank page, Pritchard will remind you how words can create light And know that this book will give you super powers.” —Atticus ReviewPages: A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write Melissa Pritchard.

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In the course of many interviews, he related his experiences of unspeakable degradation and cruelty as a child slave.

A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write by Melissa Pritchard Bellevue Literary Press, May pages – Bellevue / Amazon Although explicitly stating that the main idea of her book, A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write, is why write, really Melissa Pritchard is modeling for aspiring and current writers what to write.

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By Melissa Pritchard. Melissa Pritchard's views on writing as a witness to history. A Book Excerpt on Vision. Twitter Facebook Link Print. Share "When authentic existence and art are conjoined, when one's life begins to consecrate the lives of others, here is the point where we cross the.