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Alive in the writing : crafting ethnography in the company of Chekhov

Author: Kirin Narayan
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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"Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer--but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In Alive in the Writing--an intriguing hybrid of writing guide, biography, and literary analysis--anthropologist and novelist Kirin Narayan introduces readers to some other sides of Chekhov: his pithy, witty observations on the writing process, his life as a writer through accounts by  Read more...
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Narayan, Kirin.
Alive in the writing.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011023619
(OCoLC)729863295
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirin Narayan
ISBN: 9780226567921 0226567923 1280126302 9781280126307
OCLC Number: 779173682
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 154 pages)
Contents: 1. Story and theory: Taking stock; First impressions; Scenes, summaries, events; Situation, story, theory; Chekhov as ethnographic muse --
2. Place: The scene of writing; Passage to more than a place; The feel of a place; Others' perceptions; Landscapes transformed; Wide angles and close-ups; Painful places; The meeting place of texts --
3. Person: Types and individuals; The embodied person; Lives told by things; Inner biography; Nonhuman persons; Imagining across time --
4. Voice: How voices sound; Key words, key concepts; Transcribing conversation and performance; Quotation and paraphrase; Pauses, guarded words, words in veiled forms; Cultivating your own voice --
5. Self: Narrating; Explaining; Evoking; Transforming; Reframing; Connecting --
Postscript: writing to be alive.
Responsibility: Kirin Narayan.

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Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer. This title introduces readers to some other sides of Chekhov: his pithy, witty observations on the writing process;  Read more...

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