The Situation and the Story

How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers.

Author: Vivian Gornick

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466819016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, or Marguerite Duras. This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own.

The FBI Story

Percent of 543 officers feloniously killed Percent of 587,007 officers assaulted
Tactical situation 7.0 % Handling person with mental illness 1.7 % Investigative
activity Mandling transporting custody of prisoner Civil disorder 1.3 % Handling ...

Author: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050634612

Category: Criminal investigation

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The Art of the Story Teller

The great point is never to let the audience quite down, that is, in stories which
depend on dramatic situations. It is just a question of shade and color in the
language. If you are telling a story in sections, and one spread over two or three ...

Author: Marie L. Shedlock

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664618771

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"The Art of the Story-Teller" by Marie L. Shedlock. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Stimulating Story Writing

Support them in carefully story planning several story attempts that fail before
their character eventually succeeds in overcoming their common fear. •
Situational phobias (those that are triggered by a specific situation) include a fear
of ...

Author: Simon Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618928

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity. Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli. Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: • Creating Characters • The Plot Thickens • Inspired Ideas • Resourcing the Story Stimulation This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

Story and Discourse

Thereby arises the story situation , with its tensions and conflicts and resolutions .
Still the character is secondary , a derivative product of plot . Though a composite
of " characteristics , " that is , " the system of motifs which are indissolubly tied ...

Author: Seymour Chatman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501741616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This book is the first comprehensive approach in English to a general theory of narrative, both in verbal and in visual media. The primary question to which Professor Chatman addresses himself is what narrative is in itself. Following such French structuralists as Roland Barthes, Tzvetan Todorov, and Gerard Genette, he posits a what and a way. "The what of narrative," he says, "I call its 'story'; the way, I call its 'discourse.'" Liberally illustrating his concepts with discussions of particular novels and films, he effects a synthesis of the latest Continental critical thinking about narrative and the Anglo-American tradition exemplified by Henry James, Percy Lubbock, Wayne Booth, and others. A judicious and well-informed book, Story and Discourse should become a standard guide to narrative and to modern thinking about narrative.

A Helpless Situation

He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523288531

Category:

Page: 26

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel." Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens.

It s Complicated

This story is relatable, but fresh enough to open your eyes to new perspectives. This story will show you the crippling effect of being in a hindering relationship, and what freedom from those relationships look like.

Author: Jasmine Benson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1980899657

Category:

Page: 118

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Have you ever been in a relationship that wasn't really a relationship? Or have you ever been in a romantic situation that didn't have true definition, so it seemed that anything could go on because there were no boundaries? If the answer to these question is yes, then this book is for you.Jasmine sends us on a familiar journey and chronicles her early relationship life, giving language and perspective to what many people go through their entire lives. The cycle of emotional, mental, and physical ups and downs she takes us through is incredibly transparent. This story is relatable, but fresh enough to open your eyes to new perspectives. This story will show you the crippling effect of being in a hindering relationship, and what freedom from those relationships look like.

Quite Another Story

But let that pass , it had nothing to do with your losing your situation . Celia , have
not I always tried to be a good stepmother to you ? ” “ Yes , dear , and taught me .
I could never have got that situation but for you . " “ There , don ' t cry , it makes ...

Author: Jean Ingelow

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074869367

Category:

Page: 251

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The Therapeutic Use of Stories

Multi-disciplinary contributors share their experience of using stories as therapy, with children and adults. They provide a theoretical framework, examples of stories with therapeutic value and practical advice on how best to use them

Author: Kedar Nath Dwivedi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415150701

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Multi-disciplinary contributors share their experience of using stories as therapy, with children and adults. They provide a theoretical framework, examples of stories with therapeutic value and practical advice on how best to use them

Communication Behavior in Potential Conflict Situations

Table Page 14 Correlation between age group of respondent and offended
party's behavioral response to the situation , Story 3 31 15 Relationship between
generational hierarchy and behavioral response of offender , Stories 1 and 2 32
16 ...

Author: Leticia Marcelo Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293031750098

Category: Communication

Page: 112

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The Dial

And this story is only a striking exam- published collection of stories , there is an
ple of what may be found to a greater or ... This interest in situation , which Peur , '
' Un Lâche , ' ' Garassim , you will find culminates in an attempt to carry over to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000678443

Category: Literature

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The Story of the Patriarchs With a Preface by the Rev W Marsh

Was he not , therefore , the most fitting man for such a situation ? Assuredly he
was ; and Pbaraoh thought so . He consulted with his people , and they were so
charmed by the clearness and promptitude with which the young man had ...

Author: Theodora Elizabeth LYNCH

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017102949

Category:

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The New Social Story Book

Takes autistic children step by step through everyday activities.

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 188547766X

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Takes autistic children step by step through everyday activities.

The Case Story

THE MATURING CASE STORY " Case story " is a formidable sounding name for
a simple form of writing the story of a situation . It came about because the source
usually is the case record . Until we find a better name for it we can attempt to ...

Author: Social Work Publicity Council

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112102136980

Category: Social service

Page: 36

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Best Short Stories

Meanings are derived from stories using the same feelings and thought
processes you use to deal with real - life situations . First , you observe what is
evident or obvious in the situation . Next , you notice as many facts and details as
you can .

Author: Raymond Harris

Publisher: Jamestown Publications

ISBN: 0890617015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 476

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Punch

Raikes , Opposition Member for Chester , declared at a political the story ,
situation , or incident , borrows all . Where play of passion or banquet , that what
a distinguished American said to his friend in a display of character is nil , poetry
absent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z256814100

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

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Actionable Learning

The Blocked Progress Story This storyline proceeds as follows : “ In the
beginning things were terrible . Then things got better thanks ... The Story of
Helplessness and Control This story runs as follows : “ The situation is bad . We
have always ...

Author: Terrence Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056320388

Category: Active learning

Page: 515

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A Soldier s Story of the War

In this situation , he was not surprigod totbe tortures of the of the flame or the
severest | ward daylight at being begged to appear at flame or the severest
dranghts of the wind , from being placed too the poor woman ' s bedside . He
rightly ...

Author: Napier Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081918785

Category: Electronic book

Page: 262

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