In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body by Lynne Van LuvenIn the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body by Lynne Van Luven

In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body

EditorLynne Van Luven, Kathy Page

Paperback | April 3, 2012

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Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair?

In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think about—and live within—our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author's candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life.

Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, André Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.

Lynne Van Luven is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria, where she teaches journalism and creative non-fiction. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications across Canada. She has edited four previous anthologies, including Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids, Nobody's Father: Life Witho...
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Title:In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the BodyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926972376

ISBN - 13:9781926972374

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