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To show and to tell : the craft of literary nonfiction

Author: Phillip Lopate
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Free Press trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Lopate--the celebrated essayist and the director of Columbia University's nonfiction program. He provides the nuts and bolts, offering a refreshing new master class on the craft of the personal narrative, including the personal essay and memoir.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Lopate
ISBN: 9781451696325 1451696329 9781451696332 1451696337
OCLC Number: 798923699
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The craft of personal narrative. The state of nonfiction today --
On the necessity of turning oneself into a character --
Reflection and retrospection : a pedagogic mystery story --
How do you end an essay? --
The uses of contrariety --
Imagination thin and thick --
Facts have implications : or, is nonfiction really fiction? --
On the ethics of writing about others --
Modesty and assertion --
On writers' journals --
The essay : exploration or argument? --
The made-up self : on the difficulty of turning oneself into a character --
Research and personal writing --
The lyric essay --
The personal essay in the age of Facebook --
Studies of practitioners. Lamb's Essays of Elia --
Hazlitt on hating --
How I became an Emersonian --
Teaching James Baldwin --
Edward Hoagland : the dean of American essayists --
The memoir and its critics : two takes.
Responsibility: Phillip Lopate.

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A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Lopate--the celebrated essayist and the director of Columbia University's nonfiction program. He provides the nuts and bolts, offering a refreshing new master class on the craft of the personal narrative, including the personal essay and memoir.

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