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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Situation and the story.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
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|Description:||165 p. ; 20 cm.|
"How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the reliable narrator who will tell the story that needs to be told? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks, and answers. Using some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Vivian Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, and Oscar Wilde.".
"This book, which grew out of fifteen years of teaching in M.F.A. programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own."--BOOK JACKET.
- English prose literature -- History and criticism.
- American prose literature -- History and criticism.
- English language -- Rhetoric.
- Autobiography -- Authorship.
- Narration (Rhetoric)
- Littérature anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
- Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique.
- Anglais (langue) -- Rhétorique.
- Art d'écrire -- Étude et enseignement.
- Analyse du discours narratif.
- Autobiographische Literatur
- American prose literature.
- English prose literature.