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Fourth Genre, The: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction,9780321434845

Fourth Genre, The: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction

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Edition:
4th
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9780321434845

ISBN10:
0321434846
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

This best-selling anthology is a comprehensive and indispensable introduction to the way creative nonfiction is written today.

Table of Contents

Alternative Contents: Subgenres of Creative Nonfiction xi
Preface: Beginning the Conversation xv
Introduction: Creative Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre xxiii
PART 1 Writing Creative Nonfiction
1(324)
``Dumpling''
5(5)
Angela M. Balcita
``The Ashes of August''
10(13)
Kim Barnes
``Out of the Garden''
23(14)
Jocelyn Bartkevicius
``Out There''
37(5)
Jo Ann Beard
``The Answer That Increasingly Appeals''
42(8)
Robin Black
``The Unwanted Child''
50(11)
Mary Clearman Blew
``Befriending Barbie''
61(11)
Shari Caudron
``Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska''
72(7)
Lisa D. Chavez
``Silent Dancing''
79(7)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``On the Fringes of the Physical World''
86(9)
Meghan Daum
``Living Like Weasels''
95(3)
Annie Dillard
``Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog''
98(5)
Kitty Burns Florey
``Northeast Direct''
103(4)
Dagoberto Gilb
``The People on the Bus''
107(6)
Adam Gopnick
``On the Bus''
113(4)
Vivian Gornick
``Parish Streets''
117(8)
Patricia Hampl
``Fine Distinctions''
125(8)
Barbara Hurd
``Where Worlds Collide''
133(10)
Pico Iyer
``Stripped for Parts''
143(6)
Jennifer Kahn
``Life in Motion''
149(5)
Nicole Lamy
``13, 1977, 21''
154(6)
Jonathan Lethem
``Portrait of My Body''
160(8)
Phillip Lopate
``Brothers''
168(4)
Bret Lott
``Good-bye to All This''
172(14)
Rebecca McClanahan
``The Search for Marvin Gardens''
186(9)
John McPhee
``The Queimada''
195(6)
Michele Morano
``Three Pokes of a Thistle''
201(4)
Naomi Shihab Nye
``Lifelike''
205(7)
Susan Orlean
``Animal Allies''
212(6)
Brenda Petersen
``That Shining Place: Crete, 1966''
218(10)
Simone Poirier-Bures
``Virtually Romance: A Discourse on Love in the Information Age''
228(10)
Wendy Rawlings
``Celebrating Creation''
238(4)
Chet Raymo
``Knowing Where You've Been''
242(7)
Robert L. Root, Jr.
``How to Play''
249(7)
Arthur Saltzman
``Cloud Crossing''
256(6)
Scott Russell Sanders
``Pliny and the Mountain Mouse''
262(7)
Reg Saner
``My Father Always Said''
269(8)
Mimi Schwartz
``Fittings''
277(7)
Floyd Skloot
``Chin Music''
284(10)
Michael Steinberg
``Going to the Movies''
294(3)
Susan Allen Toth
``Undressing Victoria''
297(12)
Erika Vidal
``Reflection Rag: Uncle Joe, Roberto Clemente, and I''
309(16)
Christine White
PART 2 Talking About Creative Nonfiction
325(122)
``The Landscape of Creative Nonfiction''
327(7)
Jocelyn Bartkevicius
``The Art of Memoir''
334(4)
Mary Clearman Blew
``To Fashion a Text''
338(10)
Annie Dillard
``The Intelligent Heart''
348(3)
Patricia Foster
``A Narrator Leaps Past Journalism''
351(3)
Vivian Gornick
``Memory and Imagination''
354(10)
Patricia Hampl
``The Art of Translation''
364(6)
Steven Harvey
``Courting the Approval of the Dead''
370(14)
Tracy Kidder
``What Happened to the Personal Essay?''
384(8)
Phillip Lopate
``Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction''
392(7)
Bret Lott
``The Other Creative Writing''
399(5)
Michael Pearson
``Collage, Montage, Mosaic, Vignette, Episode, Segment''
404(12)
Robert L. Root, Jr.
``The Singular First Person''
416(9)
Scott Russell Sanders
``Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?''
425(6)
Mimi Schwartz
``Nonfiction in First Person, Without Apology''
431(7)
Natalia Rachel Singer
``Finding the Inner Story in Memoirs and Personal Essays''
438(4)
Michael Steinberg
``Experimental Critical Writing''
442(5)
Marianna Torgovnick
PART 3 Composing Creative Nonfiction
447(46)
``Warping Time with Montaigne''
451(6)
Emily D. Chase
``Notes from a Journey toward `Warping Time'''
457(8)
Emily D. Chase
``Teacher Training''
465(6)
Mary Elizabeth Pope
``Composing `Teacher Training'''
471(8)
Mary Elizabeth Pope
``Zion''
479(8)
Maureen Stanton
``On Writing `Zion'''
487(6)
Maureen Stanton
Alternative Contents: Approaches to Writing and Discussing Creative Nonfiction 493(5)
Notes on Authors 498(3)
Credits 501(4)
Index 505


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