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Ghosts and songs of the apocalypse

joni-tevis-book-worldonfire-smallerWe live in a world of ghosts, says author and Furman English professor Joni Tevis. In her new collection of essays, “The World is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure and Songs of the Apocalypse,” Tevis embarks on journeys to places that are haunted with remnants of the past, responding to them both emotionally and intellectually, trying to get at the heart of how she and others experience them. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported on Tevis’ second collection of essays. Her first, “The Wet Collection,” was published in 2008.

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