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Author: Phillip Lopate
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Free Press, 2014.
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as "one of our best personal essayists" (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lopate, Phillip.
To Show and to Tell : The Craft of Literary Nonfiction.
Riverside : Free Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Lopate
ISBN: 9781451696332 1451696337
OCLC Number: 893121734
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; Part I: The Craft of Personal Narrative; Chapter 1: The State of Nonfiction Today; Chapter 2: On the Necessity of Turning Oneself into a Character; Chapter 3: Reflection and Retrospection: A Pedagogic Mystery Story; Chapter 4: How Do You End an Essay?; Chapter 5: The Uses of Contrariety; Chapter 6: Imagination Thin and Thick; Chapter 7: Facts Have Implications: Or, is Nonfiction Really Fiction?; Chapter 8: On the Ethics of Writing about Others; Chapter 9: Modesty and Assertion; Chapter 10: On Writers' Journals; Chapter 11: The Essay: Exploration or Argument? Chapter 12: The Made-Up Self: On the Difficulty of Turning Oneself into a CharacterChapter 13: Research and Personal Writing; Chapter 14: The Lyric Essay; Chapter 15: The Personal Essay in the Age of Facebook; Part II: Studies of Practitioners; Chapter 16: Lamb's Essays of Elia; Chapter 17: Hazlitt on Hating; Chapter 18: How I Became an Emersonian; Chapter 19: Teaching James Baldwin; Chapter 20: Edward Hoagland: The Dean of American Essayists; Chapter 21: The Memoir and its Critics: Two Takes; Acknowledgments; Reading List; About the Author; Copyright.
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as "one of our best personal essayists" (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate's informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell reads like a long walk with a favorite professor'refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.

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