Three Genres The Writing of Literary Prose, Poems and Plays

ISBN-10: 0205012752

ISBN-13: 9780205012756

Edition: 9th 2012

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List price: $137.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

About Stephen Minot nbsp; Stephen Minot, Professor Emeritus of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside, has taught creative writing for over thirty years.nbsp; Over the span of his very successful career, Professor Minot authored three novels, two collections of short stories, and three textbooks includingReading FictionandLiterary Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre.nbsp; His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary quarterlies includingTheAtlantic, Harpers, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review,and theSewanee Review, just to name a few.nbsp; Professor Minotrsquo;s work has also appeared in theO. Henry Prize Storiescollection andThe Best American Short Stories.nbsp; He is also the recipient of the Atlantic First Award, the Saxton Memorial Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing.nbsp; Professor Minot and Virginia, his wife, split their time between California and Maine.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;About Diane Thiel nbsp; Diane Thiel is the author of eight books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy, includingEcholocations,Resistance Fantasies,nbsp;Winding Roads: Exercises in Writing Creative Nonfiction, Cross Roads: Creative Writing in Four Genres,andOpen Roads: Exercises in Writing Poetry.nbsp;Thielrsquo;s translation of Alexis Stamatisrsquo;s novel,American Fugue, received an NEA Award.nbsp; Her work appears in many journals, is re-printed in over fifty anthologies, and has been translated widely.nbsp; She has received numerous awards, such as the PEN Translation, Robert Frost, and Robinson Jeffers Awards, and was a Fulbright Scholar.nbsp; Thiel has taught creative writing for twenty years and is a Professor at the University of New Mexico. nbsp;

Preface for Students
Preface for Teachers
About the Authors
Telling a Story: Literary Nonfiction/ Fiction
Literary Nonfiction
True Experience: �Killing Chickens�
Nonfiction in a Reflective Mood: �Unwired�
Impressions of a Real Place: �On Leaving Florida�
�Westbury Court�
Creating Your Own Literary Nonfiction
Fiction
Fiction: The Freedom to Invent
Finding and Shaping Fresh Material
�Escapes�: A Story
Viewpoint: Who's Seeing This?
�Rwanda�: A Story
The Making of a Story
Structure: From Scenes to Plot
�A Simple Matter of Hunger�: A Story
Creating Tension
Setting: Where am I?
�Obst Vw�: A Story
Dialogue: The Illusion of Speech
Characterization: Creating Credible People
Liberating the Imagination
Three Flashes of Fiction:
�The Bank Robbery�: A Story
�Stockings�: A Story
�Girl�: A Story
Heightened Meaning: Metaphor, Symbol, and Theme
�Gotta Dance�: A Story
Style and Tone
Five Ways to Open Up a Story
Troubleshooting Guide: Fiction
The Writing of Poetry
What Makes a Poem a Poem?
Plunging In: A Selection of Poems
�Design�
�Winter Ocean�
�Traveling through the Dark�
�The Gift�
�Anger Sweetened�
�Sonnet 29�
�What the Mirror Said�
�After Spring�
�Haiku�
�Always the One Who Loves His Father Most�
�This Winter Day�
�On a Maine Beach�
�Is It Well-Lighted, Papa?�
�The Waking�
�Coast to Coast�
�Buffalo Bill's�
�Morning Swim�
�Bilingual/Biling�e�
�A Martian Sends a Postcard Home�
�The Pardon�
�Balances�
�Rhymes for Old Age�
�Names of Horses�
�She Had Some Horses�
�Famous�
�A Secret Life�
�Mystery�
�The Paradise of Wings�
�Nuclear Winter�
�The Mapmaker's Daughter�
Sources: Where Poems Come From
The Impact of Images
Using the Sound of Language
Traditional Rhythms
Stanzas: A Choice of Fixed Forms
Free Verse: Creating Unique Forms
A Sense of Order
Varieties of Tone
Finding the Form: A Revision Narrative with Exercises
�Memento Mori in Middle School�
Poems for Self-Study
�Grandmother�
�Indian Country Again�
�Intransitive�
�Burning the Letters�
�To Those Who Are Programming Computers to Produce Poetry�
�Short-order Cook�
�California Hills in August�
�Shakespearean Sonnet�
�Maiden Voyages�
�Dog Bite�
�Going Bananas�
�What Lips My Lips Have Kissed�
�The Afterlife�
�Lot's Wives�
�Autobiography of an Immigrant�
�Rockin' a Man, Stone Blind�
�Love Song for Chloe�
Troubleshooting Guide: Poetry
The Writing of Drama
Drama: A Live Performance
Hello Out There: A Play
The Dramatic Plot
Recokoning: A Play
Conflict: Generating Emotional impact
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: A Play
The Nonrealistic Play
Dramatic Charaterization
Visual Impact
The Voices of Comedy
Dramatic Themes
Five Dramatic Exercises
Troubleshooting Guide: Drama
Appendices
Submitting Work for Publication
Resources for Writers
Credits
Glossary-Index
Index of Authors and Titles
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