Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

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 ...

Author: Bill Roorbach

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195135563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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 more than 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.

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970.

Author: Lex Williford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416545115

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

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From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970. Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.

Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

This anthology brings together 50 diverse works of contemporary creative nonfiction, from memoirs to personal essays to literary journalism, along with 15 craft essays.

Author: B. Minh Nguyen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015059274673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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This anthology brings together 50 diverse works of contemporary creative nonfiction, from memoirs to personal essays to literary journalism, along with 15 craft essays.

The Fourth Genre

Part III consists of essays and memoirs paired with articles by their authors discussing the essays' creation and the writers' methods and strategies.

Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000060835482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 2/e is a comprehensive and indispensable introduction and guide to the way creative nonfiction is written today. The selections represent a wide range of contemporary creative nonfiction, including examples in essay, memoir, literary journalism, and cultural criticism. These readings establish a thorough grounding in the nature of the genre and provide excellent models for writing. The articles about nonfiction forms, issues, and writing strategies in Part II, mostly written by authors whose work appears in Part I, give readers an inside view of the writers' creative processes. Part III consists of essays and memoirs paired with articles by their authors discussing the essays' creation and the writers' methods and strategies. Introductions to each part provide an overview of that section, preparing readers for the selections to come. Two alternative tables of contents organize the readings by subgenres and approaches, connecting the three distinctive sections of the book. For anyone interested in writing creative non-fiction.

Beyond Memory

This anthology brings together the voices of both new and established Arab American writers in a compilation of creative nonfiction that reveals the stories of the Arab diaspora in styles that range from the traditional to the experimental.

Author: Pauline Kaldas

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756846

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 250

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This anthology brings together the voices of both new and established Arab American writers in a compilation of creative nonfiction that reveals the stories of the Arab diaspora in styles that range from the traditional to the experimental. Writers from Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Syria explore issues related to politics, family, culture, and racism. Coming from different belief systems and cultures and including first- and second-generation immigrants as well as those whose identities encompass more than a single culture, these writers tell stories that speak to the complexity of the Arab American experience.

Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers' Guide and Anthology also includes: · An anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction by some of today's most inventive and celebrated writers · Advanced explorations into the craft of creative ...

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350067806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Whatever genre you are writing in – whether it's travel writing, memoir or sports journalism – this book will show you how you can improve your craft and your creative nonfiction writing. Bringing together in one accessible volume advice by two widely published writers and teachers and an anthology of great contemporary nonfiction for you to learn from, Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers' Guide and Anthology also includes: · Writing prompts and exercises throughout to help develop your writing skills and techniques · Flash interviews with writers on their craft · Coverage of a wide range of genres, including nature writing, spiritual writing and memoir · Practical advice on workshopping, editing and publishing · Reflections on truth and ethics in non-fiction writing

The Fourth Genre

While acknowledging the literary impulse of nonfiction to be a fourth genre equivalent to poetry, fiction, and drama, this text focuses on subgenres of the nonfiction form, including memoir, nature writing, personal essays, literary ...

Author: Robert L. Root, Jr.

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321881788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The Fourth Genre offers the most comprehensive, teachable, and current introduction available today to the cutting-edge, evolving genre of creative nonfiction. While acknowledging the literary impulse of nonfiction to be a fourth genre equivalent to poetry, fiction, and drama, this text focuses on subgenres of the nonfiction form, including memoir, nature writing, personal essays, literary journalism, cultural criticism, and travel writing. This anthology was the first to draw on the common ground of the practicing writer and the practical scholar and to make the pedagogical connections between creative writing practice and composition theory, bridging some of the gaps between the teaching of composition, creative writing, and literature in English departments. 0321881788 / 9780321881786 Fourth Genre, The: Conteomporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction with NEW MyCompLab Package consists of: 0205172776 / 9780205172771 Fourth Genre, The: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction 020589190X / 9780205891900 NEW MyCompLab - Valuepack Access Card

Teaching Creative Writing

The Fourth Genre : Contemporary Writers oflon Creative Nonfiction ( edited by
Robert L. Root , Jr , and Michael Steinberg , 2004 ) . This book ( whose authors
are associated with the literary journal Fourth Genre at Michigan State University
) ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826477267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Featuring a collection of twelve teaching-focused essays, this work includes an introduction to the subject of creative writing by Graeme Harper. Each chapter draws on key points about the nature of teaching and learning creative writing, and covers vario

Creative Writing and Art History

The topics covered within this varied collection include Paul Gauguin’s collages of quotations, Sophie Calle’s collaboration with Paul Auster, Henry James’ portraiture, Bernard Berenson’s fictional artist ‘Amico di Sandro’, ...

Author: Catherine Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444350395

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Originally published as Volume 34, Issue 2 of Art history, 2012.

Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

SMALL PRESS ASSISTANCE These grants fund literary small presses and
university and college presses that publish contemporary creative writing. To be
eligible, a press must have published at least four volumes (48 pages or more) of
 ...

Author: National Endowment for the Arts

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112075856135

Category: Arts

Page:

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A Companion to Creative Writing

The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers on/of Creative Nonfiction, eds. Robert L.
Root and Michael Steinberg, 2nd edn. New York: Longman, 2002: 277. Print. 3
Scott Russell Sanders. “The Singular First Person.” I & Eye: Contemporary ...

Author: Michael Dean Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472574107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

They Said A Multi Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing

Literary Nonfiction. THEY SAID: A MULTI-GENRE ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIVE WRITING includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like "genre" and "author.

Author: Simone Muench

Publisher: Black Lawrence Press

ISBN: 162557701X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 550

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Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. THEY SAID: A MULTI-GENRE ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIVE WRITING includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like "genre" and "author." Contributors to this anthology include: Kelli Russell Agodon, Nin Andrews, Elisa Gabbert, Ross Gay, Carol Guess, Carla Harryman, j/j hastain, Lyn Hejinian, Persis Karim, Ada Limon, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Julie Marie Wade, G C Waldrep, and many more.

Writing Creative Nonfiction

My critical work is a reflection of reading contemporary creative nonfiction and works of criticism as well as studying my own writing. The resulting collection of creative work is threaded by a single theme reaching beyond limitations.

Author: Adam B. Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:70142383

Category: American prose literature

Page: 56

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Although creative nonfiction is not a new genre, its malleable nature and expanding subject matter have fostered an evolution of factual literary writing in recent years. In preparing to write a collection of creative nonfiction pieces, I have searched out technical influences stemming from other literary genres, analyzed the boundaries and structures that play a role in shaping creative nonfiction content, and discovered how authors deal with truthful representations of factual events while trying to produce stylish, literary prose. My critical work is a reflection of reading contemporary creative nonfiction and works of criticism as well as studying my own writing. The resulting collection of creative work is threaded by a single theme reaching beyond limitations.

The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre

In this collection, sixteen essential contemporary creative nonfiction writers reflect on whatever far, dark edge of the genre they find themselves most drawn to.

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: 1611861217

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 167

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Though creative nonfiction has been around since Montaigne, St. Augustine, and Seneca, we’ve only just begun to ask how this genre works, why it functions the way it does, and where its borders reside. But for each question we ask, another five or ten questions roil to the surface. And each of these questions, it seems, requires a more convoluted series of answers. What’s more, the questions students of creative nonfiction are drawn to during class discussions, the ones they argue the longest and loudest, are the same ideas debated by their professors in the hallways and at the corner bar. In this collection, sixteen essential contemporary creative nonfiction writers reflect on whatever far, dark edge of the genre they find themselves most drawn to. The result is this fascinating anthology that wonders at the historical and contemporary borderlands between fiction and nonfiction; the illusion of time on the page; the mythology of memory; poetry, process, and the use of received forms; the impact of technology on our writerly lives; immersive research and the power of witness; a chronology and collage; and what we write and why we write. Contributors: Nancer Ballard, H. Lee Barnes, Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Joy Castro, Robin Hemley, Judith Kitchen, Brenda Miller, Ander Monson, Dinty W. Moore, Sean Prentiss, Lia Purpura, Erik Reece, Jonathan Rovner, Bob Shacochis, and Joe Wilkins.

Creative Composition

This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers.

Author: Danita Berg

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093632

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not 'Can writing be taught?' but 'How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?'

Dreizehn Blickwinkel auf Einige Worte Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Short Talk

Anne Carson wird sich in ihrer Rede intensiv mit den verschiedenen Formen von Poesie, Prosa und bildender Kunst auseinandersetzen.

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783835344785

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 52

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Eine der wichtigsten Stimmen der Gegenwart aus Kanada: am 7. Juni 2020 in Berlin. Am 7. Juni 2020 wird die Berliner Rede zur Poesie von der 1950 in Toronto geborenen kanadischen Dichterin, Essayistin, Übersetzerin und Klassischen Philologin Anne Carson gehalten. Carson lehrte von 1980 bis 1987 an der McGill University, der University of Michigan und der Princeton University. Sie wird in Kanada und den USA als eine der wichtigsten Stimmen der Gegenwart gefeiert. In ihren Büchern vermischt sie die Formen von Poesie, Essay, Prosa, Kritik, Übersetzungen, dramatischem Dialog, Fiktion und Non-Fiction. Anne Carson wird sich in ihrer Rede intensiv mit den verschiedenen Formen von Poesie, Prosa und bildender Kunst auseinandersetzen.

The Nonfictionist s Guide

This book explores the elements of contemporary creative nonfiction and discusses the use of experimental forms, the effects of present and past tense and experiential and reflective voices, and the issue of truth.

Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742556171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writersO workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The NonfictionistOs Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

Shapes of Native Nonfiction

Just as a basket’s purpose determines its materials, weave, and shape, so too is the purpose of the essay related to its material, weave, and shape.

Author: Elissa Washuta

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295745770

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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Just as a basket’s purpose determines its materials, weave, and shape, so too is the purpose of the essay related to its material, weave, and shape. Editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton ground this anthology of essays by Native writers in the formal art of basket weaving. Using weaving techniques such as coiling and plaiting as organizing themes, the editors have curated an exciting collection of imaginative, world-making lyric essays by twenty-seven contemporary Native writers from tribal nations across Turtle Island into a well-crafted basket. Shapes of Native Nonfiction features a dynamic combination of established and emerging Native writers, including Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda, Terese Marie Mailhot, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Eden Robinson, and Kim TallBear. Their ambitious, creative, and visionary work with genre and form demonstrate the slippery, shape-changing possibilities of Native stories. Considered together, they offer responses to broader questions of materiality, orality, spatiality, and temporality that continue to animate the study and practice of distinct Native literary traditions in North America.