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Imaginative writing : the elements of craft

Author: Janet Burroway; Pearson/Longman (Firm),
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, [2007] ©2007
Series: Penguin academics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Provides an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This book investigates a specific element of craft - Image, Voice, Character,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Burroway; Pearson/Longman (Firm),
ISBN: 032135740X 9780321357403
OCLC Number: 64289337
Description: xxviii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: * indicate selections new to this edition. Preface to the instructor Invitationto the writerYou......and writing......and reading......and this book......and your journal......and your workshopI. THE ELEMENTS OF CRAFT1. IMAGEImage and ImaginationConcrete, Significant DetailsFigures of Speech READINGSCreative Nonfiction:"The Giant Water Bug" Annie Dillard* "The Ring of Time" E.B White Fiction:"The Diamond Mine" Nadine Gordimer Poems:"The Hawk in the Rain" Ted Hughes* "Snow Day" Billy Collins "Facing It" Yusef Komunyakaa* "Naming of Parts" Henry Reed Drama:* Her Deer Story Jim Quinn2. VOICEYour voicePersonaCharacter VoicePoint of View READINGSCreative Nonfiction:* "Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self" Alice Walker* "A Note About Allen Tate" Kelly Cherry Fiction:* "Sitting With the Dead" William Trevor Poems: "Black Hair" Gary Soto* "Ginko Tree" Tom Crawford"Kong Looks Back on His Tryout with the Bears" William Trowbridge"Father" Hilda Raz"The Language of Bees" Barbara Hamby Drama:French Fries Jane Martin3. CHARACTERAs Desire As ImageAs VoiceAs ActionAs Thought As Presented by The Author As ConflictStock and Flat CharactersREADINGSCreative Nonfiction:"The Inheritance of Tools" Scott Russell Sanders Fiction:* "Interpreter of Maladies" Jhumpa Lahiri Poems:"I Knew a Woman" Theodore Roethke"Stonecarver" Carole Simmons Oles* "To Aunt Rose" Allan Ginsberg"One Flesh" Elizabeth Jennings* "Life Cycle of Common Man" Howard Nemerov Drama:Brother Mary Gallagher4. SETTINGAs the WorldAs a CameraAs Mood and SymbolAs ActionREADINGSCreative Non-Fiction:"At the Dam" Joan Didion* "A Wind From the North" Bill Capossere Fiction:"The School" Donald Barthelme Poems:* "At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School" Sherman Alexie "Earthmoving Malediction" Heather McHugh* "Trials of a Tourist" Anne Tibble"Nude Interrogation" Yusef Komunyakaa Drama:The Philadelphia David Ives5. STORY As a JourneyAs a Power Struggle As Connection/DisconnectionREADINGSCreative Nonfiction:"Red Sky in the Morning" Patricia Hampl Fiction:"Missing" Robert Olen Butler* "The Story" Amy Bloom Poems:"A Story About the Body" Robert Haas* "Columbine High School" Albert Goldbarth"Short Story" Ellen Bryant Voigt"Woodchucks" Maxine Kumin "The Hammock" Li-Young Lee Drama:The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry Carole Real6. DEVELOPMENT AND REVISIONDeveloping a DraftStructuringResearchRevision EditingThe WorkshopEXAMPLES First and final drafts of "One Art" Elizabeth BishopThe Opening of Indian Dancer: A Revision Narrative Janet Burroway* Growing "Four Tangerines" James KimbrellII. THE GENRES 7. CREATIVE NONFICTIONThe Essay and Creative NonfictionMemoir and the Personal EssayTechniques of Creative NonfictionFact and TruthREADINGS"The Female Body" Margaret Atwood* "Do He Have Your Number, Mr. Jeffrey?" Gayle Pemberton* "Interlude" William Kittredge"The Knife" Richard Selzer Creative Nonfiction Format8. FICTIONStory and Plot Scene and SummaryBackstory and FlashbackText and SubtextREADINGS"Snow" Charles Baxter * "Story" Lydia Davis * "A Clean, Well-lighted Place" Ernest Hemingway* "Bigfoot Stole My Wife" Ron Carlson Fiction Format9. POETRY Free Verse and Formal VerseImagery, Connotation, and Metaphor Density and IntensityProsody, Rhythm, and RhymeREADINGS"Stillborn" Sylvia Plath"The Grammar Lesson" Steve Kowit* "Annus Mirabilis" Philip Larkin* "Fathers" Grace Paley"Black Silhouettes of Shrimpers" Dave Smith* "The Pardon" Richard Wilbur"The Language of the Brag" Sharon Olds"Dream Song 14" John Berryman Poetry Format10. DRAMAThe Difference Between Drama and Fiction Sight: Sets, Action, Costumes, PropsSound: Nonverbal and VerbalSome Notes on ScreenwritingREADINGSDuet for Bear and Dog Sybil RosenGas Jose Rivera* Removing the Head Josh Ben FriedmanEukiah Lanford Wilson Drama FormatAppendix A: Basic Prosody Glossary Index
Series Title: Penguin academics.
Responsibility: Janet Burroway.
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