Contemporary Creative Nonfiction The Art of Truth

ISBN-10: 0195135563

ISBN-13: 9780195135565

Edition: 2001

Authors: Bill Roorbach

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The most inclusive collection of creative nonfiction available, Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth is the only anthology that brings together examples of all three of the main forms in the genre: the literary memoir, the personal essay, and literary journalism. Featuring a generous and diverse sampling of over sixty works, this collection includes beautiful, disturbing, and instructive works of literary memoir by such writers as Mary McCarthy, Annie Dillard, and Judy Ruiz; smart, funny, and moving personal essays by authors ranging from E.B. White to Phillip Lopate to Ntozake Shange; and incisive, vivid, and quirky examples of literary journalism by Truman Capote, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sebastian Junger, and many others. This unique volume also contains examples of captivating nature writing, exciting literary travel writing, brilliant essays in science, surprising creative cultural criticism, and moving literary diaries and journals, incorporating several classic selections to set a context for the contemporary work. The editor's general introduction and introductions to each of the five sections provide useful definitions, crucial history, critical context, and abundant issues to debate. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in creative nonfiction, literary journalism, essay writing, and all levels of composition, Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth is also an essential resource for all nonfiction writers, from novices to professionals.
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Literary Diaries And Journals
The Journals
May Sartonfrom Journal of a Solitude
Gerald Early"Digressions"M.F.K. Fisher"Paris Journal"
George Dennisonfrom Temple
Gretel Ehrlich"From the Journals"
Literary Memoir
"Snapshot of a Dog"
"Yonder Peasant, Who Is He?" from Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
An American Childhood
"No Name Woman," from The Woman Warrior
"Notes on My Mother"
"Tracks and Ties"
The Kiss
From Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
"Lights of the Long Night" and "Husbands," from Broken Vessels
From Geography of the Heart
The Liar's Club
"Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy"
"Sex and Death to the Age 14"
"A Federal Offense," from In Pharaoh's Army
"The Harvey Pekar Name Story"
The Personal Essaye
"Once More to the Lake"
"Equal in Paris," from Notes of a Native Son
"On Being the Target of Discrimination"
"That Old-Time Religion," from Womenfolks
"Country Matters"Philip Lopate
"The Dead Father: A Rememberance of Donald Barthelme
"Vivian Gornick"At the University: Little Murders of the Soul"
"A Small Place"
"Body in Trouble," from Waist-High in the World
"Current Events," from Colored People
"The Undertaking"
"This is What You Need for a Happy Life"
"Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp"
"What Is It We Really Harvestin' Here?"
"How to Write a Personal Essay"
Literary Journalism
"The Fire," from Hiroshima
Capotefrom In Cold Blood
"Illumination Rounds," from Dispatches
"The Turkey Shoot," from The Executioner's Song
"Last Words," from Shot in the Heart
"November 1987," from What Lisa Knew
"Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America"
"No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"
From Salvador
From The Right
"Summit, 1:25p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 Feet"
From Into Thin Air
"The Zero-Moment Point,"
From The Perfect Storm
The Art Of The Particular: Creative Nonfiction Classified By Subjectnature Writing
Memoir: "Havasu," from Desert Solitaire
Personal Essay: "Spring," from A Country Year
Literary Journalism: from Annals of the Former World
Literary Travel
Memoir: "Lijiang," from Questions of Heaven
Personal Essay: "One Village"
Literary Journalism: from Mississippi Solo
The Science Essay
Memoir: from The Hidden Life of Dogs
Personal Essay: "The Medusa and the Snail"
Literary Journalism: "When Doctors Make Mistakes"
Creative Cultural Criticism
Memoir: Music Is My Bag: Confessions of a Lapsed Oboist"
Personal Essay: from The Silent Woman
Literary Journalism: "Shipping Out: On the (Nearly Lethal) Comforts of a Luxury Cruise
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