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Literary Nonfiction Learning by Example

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ISBN-10: 0195138449

ISBN-13: 9780195138443

Edition: 2002

Authors: Patsy Sims, Patsy Sims

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Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example examines the principles and techniques of the genre by taking a close, analytical look at outstanding contemporary essays by fifteen highly accomplished writers. Featuring examples of memoir, profile, literary journalism, medical reporting, and travel writing, it includes selections by Madeleine Blais, Tim Cahill, James Conaway, Joan Didion, David Finkel, Jon Franklin, Tom Hallman, Jr., Walt Harrington, Tracy Kidder, Jane Kramer, John McPhee, Michael Paterniti, Mike Sager, Susan Sheehan, and Tom Wolfe. Each selection is carefully annotated to show students what makes it a good piece of writing and what technical and stylistic devices the author uses for effect. In addition to extensive analyses by editor Patsy Sims, the writers comment on their own work, emphasizing how important the skill of careful, critical reading is to learning how to write well. Each essay is preceded by an introduction that presents a specific aspect of the literary nonfiction writing craft, the writer's biographical information, and an explanation of how the selection was put together. Ideal for courses in creative writing and literary journalism, Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example is also a helpful guide for all aspiring creative nonfiction writers.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Learning by Example
Madeleine Blais
A Room of Her Own
Tim Cahill
Taquile's True Colors
James Conaway
Absences
Joan Didion
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream
David Finkel
A Road That Never Ends
Jon Franklin
Mrs Kelly's Monster
Tom Hallman Jr.
A Life Lost...and Found
Walt Harrington
True Detective
Tracy Kidder
September
Jane Kramer
Armande
John McPhee
Travels in Georgia
Michael Paterniti
Driving Mr. Albert
Mike Sager
Old
Susan Sheehan
Ain't No Middle Class
Tom Wolfe
Yeager
Acknowledgments
About the Editor