Ander Monson: It emerged from the practice — an ongoing one, by the way, that didn't end with the book's publication — of writing in libraries and finding things there, not just quotations from books or whatever, but physical manifestations of other readers, usually. Then I'd write a little essay in response and publish it back where I found the object, so usually I'd print it on a 6x9.
Ander Monson’s writing, by contrast, derives from the idea that try is a close cousin to fail — that the essay is a place to risk and embrace confusion, that tidiness forecloses insight, that it spoils fun. For instance: There is a small patch of uninhabited land in Michigan called Donken; Monson likes the middling 80s hair-metal act Dokken. The two words share five of six letters; they.
In his prize-winning debut essay collection Neck Deep and Other Predicaments (2007), Ander Monson established his writing’s hallmark: a fascination with the essay, particularly its form and form’s relationship to its content. In one essay from Neck Deep, for example, he made use of the Harvard Outline, playing with how he mines the structure while the structure comes to resemble a mine.
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Ander Monson's new essay collection is a thoughtful, original celebration of libraries; more than just buildings full of books, they're a living exchange of ideas and a way for people to connect.
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Linear narratives like the Little House books came to define my understanding of what a story should look like, though I don’t remember consciously thinking about form until I read Ander Monson’s essay “Outline Toward a Theory of the Mine Versus the Mind and the Harvard Outline” in his collection Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, which also contains an essay modeled on an index, among.
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Ander Monson, in “Essay as Hack,” approaches the essay form in a way that most readers would approach a personal essay, establishing the pattern play. If one were to juxtapose Monson’s essay with an essay that reinforces the established patterns of an classical essay, such as Walter Benjamin’s “Unpacking My Library,” the differences and the disruptions in pattern play are.
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Ander Monson is the author of six published books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry (The Available World,. Festival, the editor and publisher of the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press, and the founder of the website Essay Daily. Ander Monson's Website. Return to the top of this page. Department of English P.O. Box 210067, Modern Languages 445 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
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 Prize In 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 obsess.
Ander Monson is the author of six books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, most recently Letter to a Future Lover (Graywolf Press). He edits DIAGRAM, Essay Daily, and the New Michigan Press. Header photo of alien predator thingy by andreaswierer, courtesy Pixabay.
Ander Monson What The Reviewers Say Positive Sarah Appleton Pine, Ploughshares. Alongside and through his scrutiny of the formatting of both a page’s text and its white space, Monson repeatedly examines self, memory, and the nature of truth in nonfiction in the contexts that compel him. Monson probes self, truth, and memory through his own subjectivity and cultural interests, though in.
Submit An Essay; BLAINSONG. October 22, 2018 Speculative Nonfiction. by Ander Monson. Any first-person narration from someone other than the self is necessarily speculative. But I think too that even when we are narrating ourselves in essays, that’s fiction too. I want to punch a slack-jawed motherfucker out a chopper door and look down on him so he can admire my grin as he descends. I hope.Ander Monson wrote a killer essay for True Story titled “My Monument.” He also edits DIAGRAM and runs a series of essay contests and competitions. He’s what you’d call a great literary citizen. We talk his essay and a lot of other cool junk. I love it when I have nearly instant chemistry with someone, and that was certainly the case with Ander. I only wish we had more time! I love when.Ander Monson wrote a killer essay for True Story titled “My Monument.” He also edits DIAGRAM and runs a series of essay contests and competitions. He’s what you’d call a great literary citizen. We talk his essay and a lot of other cool junk. I love it when I have nearly instant chemistry with someone, and that was certainly the case.