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Brian Kiteley

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Average rating: 4.01 · 802 ratings · 100 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncomm...
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4 A.M. Breakthrough: Unconv...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2009
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Still Life With Insects
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The River Gods
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I Know Many Songs, But I Ca...
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The Golden Day by Lews Mumford
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Mumford is known mostly as a historian of technology, science, urban studies, and architecture. This lively little book is one of the few books of literary criticism he wrote (he also wrote a book about Melville). The book takes its subject as Americ ...more
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A Natural History of Pragmatism by Joan Richardson
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This is a lovely, strange reading of both American literature and American practical philosophy. Richardson follows Jonathan Edwards, Emerson, William, Jesse, Frank, and Henry James, Wallace Stevens, and Gertrude Stein through their individual search ...more
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The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson
"the writing is cold, plain, tense, clean, disturbing. a week after i read it, i had a bad dream. there is no bloat, nothing extra in the prose, nothing pretty. as i read it i felt that i was absorbing a lesson about how to write sparely.

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“I believe language is infinitely malleable, a live being in our hands, which deserves our great respect and curiosity”
Brian Kiteley

“THE CLOSET. Write a story in which the narrator is snooping around an ex-boyfriend’s (or girlfriend’s) apartment because he or she still has a key. The whole story takes place in a closet in the bedroom that the narrator retreats to when the ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend comes home with the narrator’s best friend. The narrator must endure, inside the closet, maybe the sounds of this couple making love for the first time or perhaps simply a loving conversation unlike any the narrator has ever had with this former paramour. Describe only what the narrator can see and smell inside the closet and what she can hear and guess is going on outside the closet. Resist the temptation, in this exercise, to rub salt in the open wounds of this narrator. Simply show us the events unfolding outside his view, spending as much detail as you can on what is happening rather than on the emotions of the trapped, guilty, outraged observer. If you present the actions and dialogue of this other couple effectively, you will show us your narrator’s deep sadness or anger or a combination of the two, without having to describe it.”
Brian Kiteley, 3 AM Epiphany




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Gary Brian, I just finished David Mamet's On Directing Film. I thought you'd find it useful, especially with your students. Contemplating how to approach a scene; regarding efficiency, economy, meaning, etc....

It's in my bookshelf on cinema.


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