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Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft (Penguin Academics Series),9780321357403

Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft (Penguin Academics Series)

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2nd
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9780321357403

ISBN10:
032135740X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Longman
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Summary

Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing discusses the elements of craft-image, voice, character, setting, and story-from a multigenre perspective. This popular introduction to creative writing explores the craft common to all forms of imaginative writing before individually examining creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Compelling readings from renowned writers illustrate the chapter topics. Unique "Try This" exercises-updated and expanded for this second edition-help students develop specific writing skills, while new "Working Toward a Draft" exercises encourage students to think ahead about the direction of their work. This second edition also provides an increased emphasis on creative nonfiction as a broader representation of the essay form, with special attention to memoir and the personal essay. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Indtractor xv
INVITATION TO THE WRITER xxi
You...
xxi
...and writing...
xxii
...and reading...
xxiii
...and this book...
xxiii
...and your journal...
xxiv
...and your workshop
xxvii
PART I THE ELEMENTS OF CRAFT
CHAPTER 1 IMAGE
3(34)
Image and Imagination
3(4)
Concrete, Significant Details
7(4)
Figures of Speech
11(4)
READINGS
15(22)
Creative Nonfiction
15(5)
ANNIE DILLARD
The Giant Water Bug"
15(1)
E.B. WHIIE
"The Ring of Time"
16(4)
Fiction
20(6)
NADINE GORDIMER
"The Diamond Mine"
20(6)
Poems
26(4)
TED HUGHES
"The Hawk in the Rain"
26(1)
BILLY COLLINS
"Snow Day"
27(1)
YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA
"Facing It"
28(1)
HENRY REED
"Naming of Parts"
29(1)
Drama
30(20)
JIM QUINN
Her Deer Story
30(7)
CHAPTER 2 VOICE
37(42)
Your Voice
38(1)
Persona
39(3)
Character Voice
42(2)
Point of View
44(6)
READINGS
50(29)
Creative Nonfiction
50(8)
ALICE WALKER
"Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self'
50(6)
KLUX CHERRY
"A Note About Allen Tate"
56(2)
Fiction
58(10)
WILLIAM TREVOR
"Sitting With the Dead"
58(10)
Poems
68(6)
GARY SOTO
"Black Hair"
68(1)
TOM CRAWFORD
"Ginkgo Tree"
69(1)
WILLIAM TROWBRIDOE
"Kong Looks Back on His Tryout With the Bears"
70(1)
HILDA RAZ
"Father"
71(1)
BARBARA HAMBY
"The Language of Bees"
72(2)
Drama
74(19)
JANE MARTIN
French Fries
74(5)
CHAPTER 3 CHARACTER
79(52)
As Desire
80(2)
As Image
82(1)
As Voice
83(4)
As Action
87(2)
As Thought
89(1)
As Presented by the Author
90(1)
As Conflict
91(1)
Stock and Flat Characters
92(1)
READINGS
93(38)
Creative Nonfiction
93(7)
SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS
"The Inheritance of Tools"
93(7)
Fiction
100(17)
JHUMPA LAHIRI
"Interpreter of Maladies"
100(17)
Poems
117(5)
THEODORE ROETHKE
"I Knew a Woman"
117(1)
CAROLE SIMMONS OLES
"Stonecarver"
118(1)
ALLEN GINSBERG
"To Aunt Rose"
119(1)
ELIZABETH JENNINGS
"One Flesh"
120(1)
HOWARD NEMEROV
"Life Cycle of Common Man"
121(1)
Drama
122(21)
MARY GALLAGHER
Brother
122(9)
CHAPTER 4 SETTING
131(32)
As the World
132(4)
As a Camera
136(3)
As Mood and Symbol
139(2)
As Action
141(2)
READINGS
143(20)
Creative Nonfiction
143(3)
JOAN DIDION
"At the Dam"
143(2)
BILL CAPOSSERE
"A Wind from the North"
145(1)
Fiction
146(3)
DONALD BARTHELEME
"The School"
146(3)
Poems
149(4)
SHERMAN ALEXIE
"At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal school"
149(1)
HEATHER MCHUGH
"Earthmoving Malediction"
150(1)
ANNE TIBBLE
"Trials of a Tourist"
151(1)
YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA
Nude Interrogation"
152(1)
Drama
153(20)
DAVID IVES
The Philadelphia
153(10)
CHAPTER 5 STORY
163(44)
As a Journey
163(2)
As a Power Struggle
165(3)
As Connection and Disconnection
168(5)
READINGS
173(34)
Creative Nonfiction
173(3)
PATRICIA HAMPL
"Red Sky in the Morning"
173(3)
Fiction
176(15)
ROBERT OLEN BUTLER
"Missing"
176(7)
AMY BLOOM
"The Story"
183(8)
Poems
191(5)
ROBERT HASS
"A Story About the Body"
191(1)
ALBERT GOLDBARTH
"Columbine High School/Littleton, CO"
192(1)
ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT
"Short Story"
193(1)
MAXINE KUMIN
"Woodchucks"
194(1)
LI-YOUNG LEE
"The Hammock"
195(1)
Drama
196(26)
CAROLE REAL
The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry
196(11)
CHAPTER 6 DEVELOPMENT AND REVISION
207(30)
Developing a Draft
208(2)
Structuring
210(3)
Research
213(1)
Revision
214(4)
Editing
218(2)
The Workshop
220(2)
EXAMPLES
222(15)
Elizabeth Bishop: First and final drafts of "One Art"
222(3)
Janet Burroway: The Opening of Indian Dancer: A Revision Narrative
225(6)
James Kimbrell: Growing "Four Tangerines"
231(6)
PART II THE GENRES
CHAPTER 7 CREATIVE NONFICTION
237(36)
The Essay and Creative Nonfiction
237(1)
Memoir and the Personal Essay
238(3)
Techniques of Creative Nonfiction
241(5)
Fact and Truth
246(3)
READINGS
249(24)
MARGARET ATWOOD
"The Female Body"
249(3)
GAYLE PEMBERTON
"Do He Have Your Number, Mr. Jeffrey?"
252(9)
WILLIAM KITTREDGE
"Interlude"
261(1)
RICHARD SELZER
"The Knife"
262(7)
Creative Nonfiction Format
269(4)
CHAPTER 8 FICTION
273(36)
Story and Plot
273(4)
Scene and Summary
277(3)
Backstory and Flashback
280(2)
Text and Subtext
282(2)
READINGS
284(25)
CHARLES BAXTER
"Snow"
284(9)
LYDIA DAVIS
"Story"
293(3)
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
"A Clean, Well-lighted Place"
296(4)
RON CARLSON
"Bigfoot Stole My Wife"
300(4)
Fiction Format
304(5)
CHAPTER 9 POETRY
309(28)
Free Verse and Formal Verse
310(2)
Imagery, Connotation, and Metaphor
312(3)
Density and Intensity
315(5)
Prosody, -Rhythm, and Rhyme
320(6)
READINGS
326(7)
SYLVIA PLATH
"Stillborn"
326(1)
STEVE KOWIT
"The Grammar Lesson"
326(1)
PHILIP LARKIN
"Annus Mirabilis
327(1)
GRACE PALEY
"Fathers"
328(1)
DAVE SMITH
"Black Silhouettes of Shrimpers"
329(1)
RICHARD WILBUR
"The Pardon"
330(1)
SHARON OLDS
"The Language of the Brag"
331(1)
JOHN BERRYMAN
"Dream Song 14"
332(1)
Poetry Format
333(4)
CHAPTER 10 DRAMA
337(38)
The Difference Between Drama and Fiction
337(3)
Sight: Sets, Action, Costumes, Props
340(3)
Sound: Verbal and Nonverbal
343(5)
Some Notes on Screenwriting
348(2)
READINGS
350(19)
SYBIL ROSEN
Duet for Bear and Dog
350(6)
JOSÉ RIVERA
Gas
356(4)
JOSH BEN FRIEDMAN
Removing the Head
360(4)
LANFORD WILSON
Eukiah
364(5)
Drama Format
369(6)
APPENDIX A Basic Prosody 375(8)
Glossary 383(9)
Credits 392(4)
Index 396


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