More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Only two copies
in stock at this price.
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
Starting at $49.71
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 6/20/2011.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
The Fourth Genreoffers the most comprehensive, teachable, and current introduction available today to the cutting-edge, evolving genre of creative nonfiction.á 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. á 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.
Table of Contents
|Alternative Contents: Forms and Processes of Creative Nonfiction||p. xi|
|Preface: Beginning the Conversation||p. xv|
|Introduction: Creative Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre||p. xxiii|
|Writing Creative Nonfiction||p. 1|
|˘Out There÷||p. 3|
|˘Ode to Every Thing÷||p. 8|
|˘The Answer That Increasingly Appeals÷||p. 11|
|˘Les Cruel Shoes÷||p. 31|
|˘Befriending Barbie÷||p. 35|
|˘I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part÷||p. 46|
|˘Silent Dancing÷||p. 54|
|˘A Little While÷||p. 61|
|˘On the Fringes of the Physical World÷||p. 64|
|˘Welcome to Afghanistan÷||p. 73|
|˘Into the Gulf: A Journal-Day 10: Beyond the Oiled Pelican÷||p. 79|
|˘Northeast Direct÷||p. 83|
|˘On the Bus÷||p. 87|
|˘Red Sky at Morning÷||p. 91|
|˘Stripped for Parts÷||p. 95|
|˘Portrait of My Body÷||p. 107|
|˘I Met a Man Who Has Seen the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and This Is What He Told Me÷||p. 115|
|˘Some Things About That Day÷||p. 118|
|˘Mother's Day÷||p. 120|
|˘The Search for Marvin Gardens÷||p. 128|
|˘In Plain Sight÷||p. 147|
|˘Grammar Lessons: The Subjunctive Mood÷||p. 151|
|˘Celebrating Creation÷||p. 167|
|˘Knowing Where You've Been÷||p. 171|
|˘Postcards from Birobidzhan: The Life & Death & Life of the Jewish Autonomous Republic÷||p. 178|
|˘Cloud Crossing÷||p. 188|
|˘My Father Always Said÷||p. 194|
|˘An E-Book Is Not a Book, In Which I Launch the Slow Book Movement÷||p. 202|
|˘Natural History, or What Happens When We're Not Looking÷||p. 204|
|˘Chin Music÷||p. 208|
|˘Everything But Your Wits÷||p. 218|
|˘Spreading the Word÷||p. 223|
|˘How I Became a Bed-Maker÷||p. 232|
|Talking About Creative Nonfiction||p. 241|
|˘The Landscape of Creative Nonfiction÷||p. 243|
|˘The Art of Memoir÷||p. 250|
|˘On the Origin of the Video Essay÷||p. 254|
|˘I Think I'm Musing My Mind÷||p. 258|
|˘A Narrator Leaps Past Journalism÷||p. 261|
|˘Memory and Imagination÷||p. 264|
|˘The Art of Self÷||p. 274|
|˘The Digital Essay: An Introduction÷||p. 276|
|˘Courting the Approval of the Dead÷||p. 278|
|˘Mending Wall÷||p. 292|
|˘Days into Essays: A Self for All Seasons÷||p. 296|
|˘'Brenda Miller Has a Cold,' or: How the Lyric Essay Happens÷||p. 308|
|˘How to Live: Grandfather of the Writing We Love to Hate÷||p. 315|
|˘Collage, Montage, Mosaic, Vignette, Episode, Segment÷||p. 318|
|˘Prose Poems, Paragraphs, Brief Lyric Nonfiction÷||p. 330|
|˘Finding the Inner Story in Memoirs and Personal Essays÷||p. 333|
|˘Experimental Critical Writing÷||p. 337|
|˘(Note to Self): The Lyric Essay÷||p. 342|
|Composing Creative Nonfiction||p. 345|
|˘Unwrapping Surprises in the Personal Essay÷||p. 354|
|˘Warping Time with Montaigne÷||p. 362|
|˘Notes from a Journey Toward 'Warping Time'÷||p. 368|
|˘Lambing Midwife÷||p. 376|
|˘Gestating Memory: Capturing Narrative Details in 'Lambing Midwife'÷||p. 382|
|˘Teacher Training÷||p. 388|
|˘Composing 'Teacher Training'÷||p. 394|
|˘On Writing 'Zion'÷||p. 410|
|Notes on Authors||p. 416|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|