Season of the Body by Brenda Miller
Essays

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"The body knows a language the mind never wholly masters." In this remarkable debut collection—essentially a memoir in essay form—Brenda Miller creates an autobiography that locates her body as its central reference point. Single and unable to bear children of her own, Miller details a life in relationship to the extended human family, a journey that traverses realms physical, emotional, and spiritual.

"Miller shows us that a love of language is not merely the province of the poet, but that in the hands of a skillful and original prose writer, the essay becomes, in its own fashion, an ode, an elegy, a sonnet, a sestina."—Robin Hemley

"These sensuous, memorable essays are an inquiry into what it is to be a body in a world of bodies, an alert, receptive, physical woman moving through interlocking realms of culture, geography, and spirit."—Mark Doty

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Brenda Miller has received two Pushcart Prizes for her work in creative nonfiction, and her essays have been published in periodicals such as The Sun, Utne Reader, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, and Seneca Review. Her work has been anthologized in The Beacon Best of 1999: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors; Storming Heaven’s Gate: An Anthology of Spiritual Writings by Women; and In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Bellingham Review and an Assistant Professor of English at Western Washington University. She lives in Bellingham, WA.

 

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Published April 15, 2002 by Sarabande Books. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In this collection of affecting and thought-provoking essays, Miller, an English professor at Western Washington University, addresses how so many people try to move determinedly forward in their l

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