Best Creative Nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0393330257
ISBN-13: 9780393330250
Edition: 2009
Authors: Lee Gutkind, Gutkind
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Description: “Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” — Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find the answer in this collection of  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

“Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” — Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the “godfather behind creative nonfiction,” and the staff of Creative Nonfiction , these stories—ranging from immersion journalism to intensely personal essays—illustrate the genre’s power and potential. Edwidge Danticat recalls her Uncle Moïse’s love of a certain four-letter word and finds in his abandonment of the word near the end of his life the true meaning of exile. In “Literary Murder,” Julianna Baggott traces her roots as a novelist to her family’s “strange, desperate (sometimes conniving and glorious) past” and writes about her decision, in The Madam , to kill off a character based on her grandfather. And Sean Rowe explains why, if you must get arrested, Selma, Alabama, is the place to do it. This exciting and expansive array of works and voices is sure to impress and delight.

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