To Show and to Tell The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
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Description: A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Phillip Lopate—celebrated essayist, the director of Columbia University’s nonfiction program, and editor ofThe Art of the Personal Essay.In his acclaimed classic anthologyThe Art of the Personal Essay, Phillip Lopate gave readers a premier collection of the finest essays in the genre. Now, inTo Show and to Tell, he provides the nuts and bolts, offering a refreshing new master class on the craft of the personal narrative, including the personal essay and memoir.In his flawless, appealing conversational prose, Lopate gives expert guidance on navigating the many issues facing writers today, including how to turn oneself into a character, how to write about friends and loved ones, and how to successfully end an essay, all the while elaborating on the evolving place of creative nonfiction in the literary world. The result is a brilliant magnum opus compiled from over forty years of teaching his craft to thousands of young writers, from elementary students to MFAs. An award-winning essayist and author himself, Lopate brings vividly into focus the true lifeblood of writing: exploration of one’s innermost thoughts, feelings, and perceptions, and the art of thinking, engagingly, on the page. With his guidance, writers in every field and at every stage of their careers are certain to learn a thing or two.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Phillip Lopate is a professor at Columbia University, where he directs the graduate nonfiction program.
|The Craft of Personal Narrative|
|The State of Nonfiction Today|
|On the Necessity of Turning Oneself into a Character|
|Reflection and Retrospection: A Pedagogic Mystery Story|
|How Do You End an Essay?|
|The Uses of Contrariety|
|Imagination Thin and Thick|
|Facts Have Implications: or, Is Nonfiction Really Fiction?|
|On the Ethics of Writing about Others|
|Modesty and Assertion|
|On Writers' Journals|
|The Essay: Exploration or Argument?|
|The Made-Up Self: On the Difficulty of Turning Oneself into a Character|
|Research and Personal Writing|
|The Lyric Essay|
|The Personal Essay in the Age of Facebook|
|Studies of Practitioners|
|Lamb's Essays of Elia|
|Hazlitt on Hating|
|How I Became an Emersonian|
|Teaching James Baldwin|
|Edward Hoagland: The Dean of American Essayists|
|The Memoir and Its Critics: Two Takes|