Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays by Fenton Johnson

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Read Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays Online Free - Part retrospective, part memoir, Fenton Johnson's collection Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays explores sexuality, religion, geography, the AIDS crisis, and more. Johnson's wanderings take him from the hills of Kentucky to those of San Francisco, from the streets of Paris to the sidewalks of Calcutta. Along the way, he investigates questions large and small: What's the relationship between artists and museums, illuminated in a New Guinean display of shrunken heads? What's the difference between empiricism and intuition?

The collection draws together essays that originally appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, All Things Considered and elsewhere, along with new work. Johnson reports from the front lines of the AIDS epidemic, from Burning Man, from monasteries near and far. His subject matter ranges from Oscar Wilde to censorship in journalism to Kentucky basketball.

Everywhere Home is the latest title in Sarabande's Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature.

Fenton Johnson is the author of the novels The Man Who Loved Birds, Scissors, Paper, Rock, and Crossing the River, and the nonfiction books Keeping Faith and Geography of the Heart. Johnson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He writes regularly for Harper's, and is a professor in the creative writing programs at the University of Arizona and Spalding University.

Title : Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays
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ISBN : 1941411436
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 pages


Matt rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

"In this difficult, overcrowded, complicated, troubled time, it seems to me that simply to endure without descending into easy bitterness, to sustain some kind of hope and faith for one's peers and for those who follow--this is an achievement, an ongoing act of courage whose magnitude we too ofte...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2017

This intelligent collection of Johnson's essays includes themes on his Kentucky family, his early connection to a nearby monastery, faith, loss from AIDS, and other topics, including apt critiques of aspects of the gay community. I got a bit lost in the lengthy theological essay that compares fai...

Jill rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2017

"Every human gesture begins in desire."

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