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The nonfictionist's guide : on reading and writing creative nonfiction

Author: Robert L Root
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The Nonfictionist's Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Root, Robert L.
Nonfictionist's guide.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008
(DLC) 2007027303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Root
ISBN: 9781461644989 1461644984
OCLC Number: 828736727
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
Contents: The nature of nonfiction --
Not the design of the author --
The experimental art --
The art of seeing --
Collage, montage, mosaic, vignette, episode, segment --
This is what the spaces say --
Immediacy --
Distance --
Writing by ear --
Place --
Truth --
Last words last.
Responsibility: Robert Root.

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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The Nonfictionist's Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

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This up-to-the-minute, extraordinarily well-informed, and highly suggestive book cannot help but be valuable to writers and teachers of the genre. Robert Root has read widely and pondered deeply the Read more...

 
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