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Writing true : the art and craft of creative nonfiction

Author: Sondra Perl; Mimi Schwartz
Publisher: Boston ; New York, N.Y. : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a pedagogical framework for students to write memorable non-fiction that emphasises voice and creativity, working in tandem with observation, research, memory, and point of view. This text  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sondra Perl; Mimi Schwartz
ISBN: 0618370757 9780618370757
OCLC Number: 803774101
Description: XX, 396 p. : il. ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Writing Creative Nonfiction 1. Why Creative Nonfiction? 2. The Power of the Notebook 3. Ten Ways to a Draft 4. Taking Shape 5. Finding Voice Twenty Ways to Talk about Creative Nonfiction 6. Workshopping a Draft 7. The Craft of Revision 8. A Lighter Touch--or Other Ways to Tell a Story 9. The Role of Research 10. The Ethics of Creative Nonfiction II. Reading Creative Nonfiction A Preface to Our Anthology 11. Memoir Lisa Chavez, "Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska" Tony Earley, "Somehow Form a Family" Nora Ephron, "A Word About Breasts" David Sedaris, "Let It Snow" Alice Walker, "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self" 12. Personal Essay Gerald N. Callahan, "Chimera" Brian Doyle, "Being Brians" Eric Liu, "Notes of a Native Speaker" Scott Russell Sanders, "Under the Influence" Kandi Tayebi, "Warring Memories" Connie Wieneke, "Snakebit" 13. Portrait Li-Young Lee, from The Winged Seed Charles Simic, "Dinner at Uncle Boris'" Alice Steinbach, "The Miss Dennis School of Writing" Susan Allen Toth, "Going to the Movies" 14. Essay of Place Gretel Ehrlich, "Island" Dagoberto Gilb, "Living al Chuco" Gretchen Legler, "Moments of Being: An Antarctic Quintet" Colson Whitehead, "The Port Authority" 15. Literary Journalism Anne Fadiman, "Do Doctors Eat Brains?" Tracy Kidder, from Among Schoolchildren Susan Orlean, "Meet the Shaggs" 16. Stories of Craft Patricia Hampl, "On Memory and Imagination" Steven Harvey, "The Art of Interruption" Sue Miller, "From a Lecture on Revision" Kim Stafford, "The Writer as Professional Eavesdropper" 17. Short Shorts Max Apple, "Roommates" Norma Elia Cantu, "Tino & Papi" Elizabeth Danson, "Lost" Alexander Fuller, "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" Kathleen Norris, "Rain" Maureen Stanton, "Water" Bailey White, "Buzzard" Notes on Contributors for Writing True Appendix: Resources to Know About
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