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The Book of Beginnings and Endings [Paperback]

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Item description for The Book of Beginnings and Endings by Jenny Boully...

"Jenny is the future of nonfiction in America. What an absurdly arrogant statement to make. I make it anyway. Watch."-John D'Agata

"Yes, Aristotle, there can be pleasure without complete and unified action with a beginning, middle, and end.' Jenny Boully has done it."-Mary Jo Bang

A book with only beginnings and endings, all invented. Jenny Boully opens and closes more than fifty topics ranging from physics and astronomy to literary theory and love. A brilliant statement on interruption, impermanence, and imperfection.

Jenny Boully is the author of The Body: An Essayand [one love affair]*. Born in Thailand, she currently divides her time between Texas and Brooklyn.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   57
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Sarabande Books
ISBN  1932511555  
ISBN13  9781932511550  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jenny Boully (b. 1976) is the author of The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande Books, 2007), The Body: An Essay (Slope Editions, 2002 and Essay Press, 2007), and [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in literary magazines such as Boston Review, Conjunctions, Seneca Review, and Tarpaulin Sky and has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American Poetry, and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present. Born in Korat, Thailand and reared in San Antonio, Texas, she has studied at Hollins University and the University of Notre Dame and earned her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She divides her time between Texas and Brooklyn.

Jenny Boully currently resides in Brooklyn.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Classics

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Voila!  Nov 22, 2007
Erudite without trying to be erudite, which is difficult; however, in The Book of Beginnings and Endings, not only does Jenny Boully enlighten but also enriches. With her command of poesy, cadence, and language she invites the reader to acknowledge and coo simultaneously. Gentle in her delivery of sacred and austere subject matter she addresses all things earthly and divine in an ethereal manner in which the audience can easily grasp, hold on to, and pass along. Despite the unorthodox format in which Ms. Boully delivers her soul on paper, The Book of Beginnings and Endings is an effortless experience for the reader.

Other books by Jenny Boully: The Body:An Essay, and
[one love affair]: A million wallowing anemones, a thousand eyes peeping through, a thousand spies shivering, unnamable endless flowerings, countless empty ... one drowning, one nightclub called Juicy.

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