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There is a haunted quality to Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays, Loitering ; the sense that D'Ambrosio is attempting to uncover something crucial, not only about his subjects, but about his own life. D'Ambrosio's first collection of essays, Orphans , published in , sold out of its first print run and, having never been reprinted, achieved something of a cult status. For a few hundred US dollars, you can get your hands on a secondhand copy but happily Orphans is reproduced in this volume, along with the rest of D'Ambrosio's collected essays. In his preface to this book, D'Ambrosio tells us that writing these essays was a form of loitering, a lingering over each piece until it started to make sense. This process is evident in the essays: they morph, delve deeply and never quite arrive at the place you expect. D'Ambrosio grew up in Seattle, Washington and he tells us he felt "the isolation of the place was permanently lodged in me".
Loitering: New & Collected Essays
Description: First Edition, softcover. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Fine and unread in tan wrappers and a just about Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a few light scuffs, else Fine.
This may be the most generous review I've ever read--both in substance and length. I will buy the book damnit. From Powells, even. I love this, particularly: " Sentence reveals thought. Sentence forms thought.