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In his radical memoir, As I Stand Living, Christopher Higgs uses the constraint based techniques William Faulkner employed for the construction of As I Lay Dying to create a deeply personal and philosophical portrait of the year he became a father. Blending elements of fantasy and confession, Higgs confronts parenthood by divulging his most intimate fears, secrets, ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published February 22nd 2017 by Civil Coping Mechanisms
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BHodges
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christopher Higgs says he isn't much into irony. I believe him when he says that, so his new book "As I Stand Living" must be unintentionally ironic. I think it's ironic because his opinions about art and literature—the theory he presumably teaches his English students at California State University, Northridge—fly in the face of the book he spent a year writing. Consider this bold declaration from AISL:

"The connection between an art maker and an artwork is irrelevant. The only thing that
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JD Andrews
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I found myself slowing down toward the end to baby it. At one point I had Christopher's voice in my head for a day. I enjoyed looking into the pop culture references. Many times I would stop and open up Youtube to see for myself what he was talking about. I look forward to reading more from him in the future.
-JD
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(b. 1978) in Kansas, grew up in Wyoming, went to film school in Las Vegas, worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, volunteered for the Peace Corps in West Africa, received MA in English from the University of Nebraska, received MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University, received PhD in Post-1900 American Literature & Culture from Florida State University.

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