Elisa Gabbert

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Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist. Her books include The Word Pretty; L'Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems; The Self Unstable; and The French Exit. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the NYRB, Guernica, the Guardian, A Public Space and elsewhere.

Average rating: 4.26 · 928 ratings · 153 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Self Unstable

4.13 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 2013
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The Word Pretty

4.10 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The French Exit

4.37 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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L'Heure Bleue, or the Judy ...

4.67 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2016
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That Tiny Insane Voluptuous...

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4.45 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2008
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Thanks for Sending the Engine

4.78 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Kind of Beauty That Has...

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The Unreality of Memory: An...

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draft: the journal of proce...

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The Unreality of Memory

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The Word Pretty by Elisa Gabbert
"Stellar. This is really all I want from creative non-fiction: essays that engage with aspects of memoir while turning over ideas, attending to language, and fixating on thoughts or observations in a way that blends the researched with the casually..." Read more of this review »
The Word Pretty by Elisa Gabbert
"essays on writing and art, experience, perception, gender, and making me want to get rid of all my stuff even though that is literally unrelated to the point of the book // quotes tk "
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The Word Pretty by Elisa Gabbert
"Every essay in this book is lovely/funny/sad and makes me wonder if I'm not quite thoughtful enough about the world I live in."
The Word Pretty by Elisa Gabbert
"So much to love here.
Snippets / insights / musings on a diverse stream of thinking. A book to buy and to to keep. Forever.
"The familiar is pretty, the unfamiliar beautiful.""
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