Good Prose

Autore: Tracy Kidder
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0679604723
Grandezza: 29,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 667

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him. From that article grew a lifelong association. Before long, Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, the first book the two worked on together, had won the Pulitzer Prize. It was a heady moment, but for Kidder and Todd it was only the beginning of an education in the art of nonfiction. Good Prose explores three major nonfiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Kidder and Todd draw candidly, sometimes comically, on their own experience—their mistakes as well as accomplishments—to demonstrate the pragmatic ways in which creative problems get solved. They also turn to the works of a wide range of writers, novelists as well as nonfiction writers, for models and instruction. They talk about narrative strategies (and about how to find a story, sometimes in surprising places), about the ethical challenges of nonfiction, and about the realities of making a living as a writer. They offer some tart and emphatic opinions on the current state of language. And they take a clear stand against playing loose with the facts. Their advice is always grounded in the practical world of writing and publishing. Good Prose—like Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style—is a succinct, authoritative, and entertaining arbiter of standards in contemporary writing, offering guidance for the professional writer and the beginner alike. This wise and useful book is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to read good books and longs to write one. Praise for Good Prose “Smart, lucid, and entertaining.”—The Boston Globe “You are in such good company—congenial, ironic, a bit old-school—that you’re happy to follow [Kidder and Todd] where they lead you.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] well-structured, to-the-point, genuinely useful, and fun-to-read guide to writing narrative nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.”—Booklist “A gem . . . The finer points of creative nonfiction are molded into an inspiring read that will affect the would-be writer as much as Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird or Stephen King’s On Writing. . . . This is a must read for nonfiction writers.”—Library Journal “As approachable and applicable as any writing manual available.”—Associated Press

The Art Of Fact

Autore: Barbara Lounsberry
Editore: Praeger
Grandezza: 43,78 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5318

The Art of Fact is the first comprehensive examination of five of today's most popular and important nonfiction artists: Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, John McPhee, Joan Didion, and Norman Mailer. This book examines literary nonfiction in the broad context of the prose narrative form and discusses the role it plays in the American literary tradition. Drawing from personal interviews with Gay Talese and John McPhee and including new interpretations of the works of Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion and Norman Mailer, The Art of Fact is a timely call for critical appreciation of the artistry of nonfiction and offers valuable insights to both students and fans of contemporary nonfiction.

Creative Nonfiction

Autore: Philip Gerard
Editore: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478636890
Grandezza: 12,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7147

Writing creative nonfiction intertwines journalistic truth and literary techniques to tell a story that is clear, accurate, and exploding with meaning. Philip Gerard artfully guides readers through the entire creative nonfiction writing process, going beyond the technical basics to address topics such as ethics, voice, and structural integrity. In response to the genre’s evolution, the latest edition includes examples to illustrate how cultural changes have influenced the way writers conduct research, approach writing, and communicate during the production of their projects. Timely, engaging, and poetic, Creative Nonfiction is the practical manual every novice and seasoned writer will want on their bookshelf.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Autore: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Grandezza: 28,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7217

Truth In Nonfiction

Autore: David Lazar
Editore: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297310
Grandezza: 25,95 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2392

Even before the controversy that surrounded the publication of A Million Little Pieces, the question of truth has been at the heart of memoir. From Elie Wiesel to Benjamin Wilkomirski to David Sedaris, the veracity of writers’ claims has been suspect. In this fascinating and timely collection of essays, leading writers meditate on the subject of truth in literary nonfiction. As David Lazar writes in his introduction, “How do we verify? Do we care to? (Do we dare to eat the apple of knowledge and say it’s true? Or is it a peach?) Do we choose to? Is it a subcategory of faith? How do you respond when someone says, ‘This is really true’? Why do they choose to say it then?” The past and the truth are slippery things, and the art of nonfiction writing requires the writer to shape as well as explore. In personal essays, meditations on the nature of memory, considerations of the genres of memoir, prose poetry, essay, fiction, and film, the contributors to this provocative collection attempt to find answers to the question of what truth in nonfiction means. Contributors: John D’Agata, Mark Doty, Su Friedrich, Joanna Frueh, Ray González, Vivian Gornick, Barbara Hammer, Kathryn Harrison, Marianne Hirsch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Leonard Kriegel, David Lazar, Alphonso Lingis, Paul Lisicky, Nancy Mairs, Nancy K. Miller, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Phyllis Rose, Oliver Sacks, David Shields, and Leo Spitzer

The Truth Of The Matter

Autore: Dinty W. Moore
Editore: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321277619
Grandezza: 53,25 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7238

This introduction to creative nonfiction examines the building blocks of nonfiction prose one by one, illustrating how individual voice and narrative strategies delineate this literary form from conventional nonfiction. Individual chapters are devoted to detail and description, characterization and scene, distinctive voice, intimate point-of-view, and the various ways in which writers discover the significance or universality of their work. Essays from contemporary nonfiction writers such as Henry Louis Gates, Norma Elia Cantú, Pico Iyer, Joan Didion, and others are integrated directly into the text to illustrate concepts.

Able Muse A Review Of Poetry Prose And Art Winter 2013 No 16 Print Edition

Autore: Alexander Pepple
Editore: Able Muse Press
ISBN: 1927409284
Grandezza: 49,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6123

This is the seminannual Able Muse Review (Print Edition) - Winter 2013 issue, Number 16. This issue continues the tradition of masterfully crafted poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, and book reviews that have become synonymous with the Able Muse-online and in print. After more than a decade of online publishing excellence, Able Muse print edition maintains the superlative standard of the work presented all these years in the online edition, and, the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010). ". . . [ ABLE MUSE ] fills an important gap in understanding what is really happening in early twenty-first century American poetry." - Dana Gioia. CONTENTS: WITH THE 2013 ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE FOR POETRY & FICTION - Includes the winning story and poems from the contest winners and finalists. With the winner and runner-up sonnets from the 2013 Able Muse / Eratosphere Sonnet Bake-Off. EDITORIAL - Alexander Pepple. FEATURED ARTIST - Peter Svensson. FEATURED POET - Jehanne Dubrow; (Interviewed by Anna M. Evans). FICTION - Cheryl Diane Kidder, Charles Wilkinson, Blaine Vitallo, Donna Laemmlen. ESSAYS - A.E. Stallings, Peter Byrne, Philip Morre, David Mason, Chrissy Mason. BOOK REVIEWS - Rory Waterman, Jane Hammons. POETRY - Rachel Hadas, R.S. Gwynn, Catharine Savage Brosman, John Savoie, D.R. Goodman, Jeanne Wagner, Richard Wakefield, Melissa Balmain, Tara Tatum, Anna M. Evans, Matthew Buckley Smith, Stephen Harvey, Elise Hempel, Marly Youmans, Amanda Luecking Frost, Rachael Briggs, Chris Childers, James Matthew Wilson, Alex Greenberg, Catullus, Sappho, Theocritus.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Writing Nonfiction

Autore: Christina Boufis
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1615642986
Grandezza: 60,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3065

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

American Indian Nonfiction

Autore: Bernd Peyer
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806137988
Grandezza: 77,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 498

A survey of two centuries of Indian political writings

The Essayist At Work

Autore: Lee Gutkind
Editore: Heinemann Drama
Grandezza: 16,21 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3184

Today, creative nonfiction/literary journalism encompasses the length and breadth of the literary spectrum. The Essayist at Work offers proven methods for making a mark in this competitive genre.

To Show And To Tell

Autore: Phillip Lopate
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696337
Grandezza: 67,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6059

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.

Writing Creative Non Fiction

Autore: Kapka Kassabova
Editore: Gylphi Limited
ISBN: 1780240244
Grandezza: 79,81 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1109

Writers of creative non-fiction are often expected to be able to recreate reality, to deal with, or even access, a singular truth. But the author, like any human, is not an automaton remotely tasked with capturing a life or an event. Whether we tell stories and understand them as fiction or non-fiction, or whether we draw away from these classifications, writers craft and shape writing all writing. No experience exists on a flat plane, and recounting or interpreting events will always involve some element of artistic manipulation: every instance, exchange, discussion, event is open to multiple interpretations and can be described in many ways, all of which are potentially truthful. Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determining the Form contains essays and original writing from novelists, poets, songwriters, musicians and academics. The book covers topics that range from explorations of the role of the author, definitions and representations of the form, self and illness, to the spectral elements of non-fiction and its role in historical narratives. The essays included in this volume address everything from memoir, biography and autobiography to a discussion of musical approaches to criticism and a non/fiction interview. The book identifies key writers including Christopher Isherwood, David Shields, B. S. Jonson, James Frey, Åsne Seierstad, John D'Agata, W. G. Sebald, Jonathan Coe, Hilary Mantel, James Kelman, Liz Lochhead and Arthur Frank and is essential reading for students, researchers and writers of creative non-fiction. Contents Notes on Contributors Pathways to Determining Form Laura Tansley and Micaela Maftei A Bulgarian Journey Kapka Kassabova At the Will of Our Stories John I MacArtney She and I: Composite Characters in Creative Non-Fiction Katie Karnehm More Lies Please: Biography and the Duty to Abandon Truth Rodge Glass Ghosts of the Real: The Spectral Memoir Helen Pleasance One doesn t have much but oneself : Christopher Isherwood s Investigation into Identity and the Manipulation of Form in The Memorial Rebecca Gordon Stewart Menna, Martha and Me: The Possibilities of Epistolary Criticism Rhiannon Marks An Introduction to Schizoanalysis : The Development of a Musical Approach to Criticism Jo Collinson Scott Eyes! Birds! Walnuts! Pennies! Erin Soros Just Words Erin Soros It is in their Nature to Change: On Mis-leading Elizabeth Reeder Index

Guide To Writing Magazine Nonfiction

Autore: Michael J. Bugeja
Editore: Allyn & Bacon
Grandezza: 44,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2175

Writing magazine nonfiction is made easy with this step-by-step approach. When writing is vague, confusing, or poorly executed, there is always a reason and solution. This book provides practical advice on writing and rewriting manuscripts for publication. It discusses the often-confusing freelance process in great detail--from standard manuscript format to cover and query letters. This book also includes an invaluable anthology of readings that contains the work of world-class writers who once struggled much like the novice writers. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get published in magazines or even for anyone who is already published and needs a handy reference for their library.

Literary Journalism

Autore: Norman Sims
Grandezza: 22,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4436

Collects fifteen essays by masters and new voices in the genre of reportage literature, including memoirs, personal essays, profiles, travel literature, and science and nature writing

Tolkien The Medievalist

Autore: Jane Chance
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134439717
Grandezza: 54,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 545

Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing.


Autore: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1615304940
Grandezza: 71,76 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5741

Presents entries on history, theory, and literary terms associated within such literary categories as the novel, short story, satire, romance, biography, science fiction, and literary criticism.

At The End Of Life

Autore: Lee Gutkind
Editore: In Fact Books
ISBN: 9781937163044
Grandezza: 69,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9442

A collection of 22 personal narratives explores what should be done in the health-care system with regards to death, dying and palliative care. Edited by the author of Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation. Original.

Able Muse Winter 2015 No 20 Print Edition

Autore: Alexander Pepple
Editore: Able Muse Press
ISBN: 1927409640
Grandezza: 39,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6786

This is the seminannual Able Muse Review (Print Edition) - Winter 2015 issue, Number 20. This issue continues the tradition of masterfully crafted poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, and book reviews that have become synonymous with the Able Muse—online and in print. After more than a decade of online publishing excellence, Able Muse print edition maintains the superlative standard of the work presented all these years in the online edition, and, the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010). ". . . [ ABLE MUSE ] fills an important gap in understanding what is really happening in early twenty-first century American poetry." – Dana Gioia. CONTENTS: WITH THE 2015 ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE FOR POETRY & FICTION — Includes the winning story and poems from the contest winners and finalists. EDITORIAL — Alexander Pepple. FEATURED ARTIST — Léon Leijdekkers. FEATURED POET — Amit Majmudar; (Interviewed by Daniel Brown). FICTION — Paul Soto, Lynda Sexson, Andrea Witzke Slot. ESSAYS — N.S. Thompson, Moira Egan. BOOK REVIEWS — Stephen Kampa, Robert B. Shaw. POETRY — X.J. Kennedy, Wendy Videlock, Kim Bridgford, Peter Kline, Catharine Savage Brosman, Terese Coe, Steven Winn, Jay Udall, Beth Houston, Jennifer Reeser, Leslie Schultz, Ryan Wilson, Max Gutmann, Freeman Rogers, Dan Campion, Brooke Clark, David Stephenson, Autumn Newman, James Matthew Wilson, Athar C. Pavis, Jeanne Wagner, Elise Hempel.

Teaching The Harlem Renaissance

Autore: Michael Soto
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820497242
Grandezza: 53,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7002

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies addresses the practical and theoretical needs of college and high school instructors offering a unit or a full course on the Harlem Renaissance. In this collection many of the field's leading scholars address a wide range of issues and primary materials: the role of slave narrative in shaping individual and collective identity; the long-recognized centrality of women writers, editors, and critics within the «New Negro» movement; the role of the visual arts and «popular» forms in the dialogue about race and cultural expression; and tried-and-true methods for bringing students into contact with the movement's poetry, prose, and visual art. Teaching the Harlem Renaissance is meant to be an ongoing resource for scholars and teachers as they devise a syllabus, prepare a lecture or lesson plan, or simply learn more about a particular Harlem Renaissance writer or text.