Coming Home Crazy/an Alphabet of China Essays

By: Holm, Bill

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Association copy: Signed and inscribed by author to Bill Ransom. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington, in 1945, and he began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship.Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography."?His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, was Bill's mentor in the realm of fiction, and they co-authored several science fiction titles together. Ransom was my professor at The Evergreen State College before serving as academic dean for the last of his stint there. We have more of his books available upon request.??


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Arranged by letter of the alphabet, with at least one entry per letter, these short pieces capture the variety of daily life in contemporary China. Writing about traditions that endure in rural areas as well as the absurdities of bureaucracy experienced by an American teacher and traveler in the 1980s, the essays cover such topics as dumpling making, bound feet, Chinglish, night soil, and banking. A new afterword reacts to recent changes in China.

Title: Coming Home Crazy/an Alphabet of China Essays

Author Name: Holm, Bill

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: Milkweed Editions: 1990-04-01

ISBN Number: 0915943425

ISBN Number 13: 9780915943425

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1037081