restricted access   Volume 7, Number 2, Fall 2005

Table of Contents

From: Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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Editor's Notes

pp. vii-viii

Essays and Memoirs

Marking Time in Door County

pp. 1-6

I'm So Sorry

p. 7

The World's Most Dangerous Road (A Bolivian Detour)

pp. 9-19


pp. 21-29

Red Dirt Paths

pp. 31-48

Until Everything Goes Blurry

pp. 49-60

The Bed of Metamorphosis

pp. 61-65

Comments on the Form

A Final Word

pp. 67-69

Mock Moons, Metaphor, and Memory

pp. 71-75


Travel in Nonfiction

pp. 77-102

Photo Essay

Seeing through the Painter's Eye

pp. 103-104

Book Reviews

Full-Length Reviews

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (review)

pp. 105-108

Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival (review)

pp. 108-111

Footsteps: A European Album, 1955-1990 (review)

pp. 111-113

The Boy Who Loved Windows (review)

pp. 113-115

Reader-to-Reader: Capsule Reviews

This column invites readers to share their favorite nonfiction books in print. Memoirs, travel writing, nature writing, essay collections, biography, and true adventure are all welcome in these capsule reviews—both of new books and of old favorites still available. Our aim is to keep the best nonfiction alive in a reader-to-reader kind of way. If you have books that you'd like to recommend in this column, contact Mimi Schwartz at

Voices, and: The Agony of Flies: Notes and Notations, and: All Gall is Divided, and: Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays (review)

pp. 117-121

Imagining Ourselves: Classics of Canadian Non-Fiction, and: Going Some Place: Creative Non-Fiction Across Canada, and: Crisp Blue Edges: Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction (review)

pp. 121-123


About the Contributors

pp. 125-128