The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing


The Other Shore offers an unusual, thought-provoking, and beautifully written exploration of the creative lives of writers.  This is the most personal of Jackson’s books as he traces the influences of his favorite writers upon his own relationships, and his life of writing, traveling, and teaching.”  - Christopher Houston

 “The Other Shore is a masterful call to come to terms with the complicities of ethnographic and literary work.  As always, Michael Jackson’s distinct ability to render lives and stories with equally deep writerly patience and cultural comparison creates a particularly graceful demonstration of how ‘the very act of writing signifies a refusal to be bound’.”  - Steven Feld