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Contemporary Creative Nonfiction The Art of Truth


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Summary: 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 over sixty works, this collection includes beautiful, disturbing, and instructive works of litera...ry 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.

Roorbach, Bill is the author of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction The Art of Truth, published 2001 under ISBN 9780195135565 and 0195135563. Eleven Contemporary Creative Nonfiction The Art of Truth textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, ten used from the cheapest price of $31.92, or buy new starting at $75.99.
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Contemporary Creative Nonfiction The Art of Truth

ISBN-13: 9780195135565

ISBN: 0195135563

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Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
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