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Three Genres : The Writing of Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama,9780132197380
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Three Genres : The Writing of Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama

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0132197383
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Stephen Minot: Three Genres 8/e: Back Cover Copy Stephen Minotrs"s Three Genres provides creative writers with a solid foundation to understand the worlds of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Chock full of expert advice and complete works as examples, this text is the ultimate guide for creative writers everywhere. Each section is comprehensive, and draws on Professor Minotrs"s many years of experience as a teacher and professional writer to supply creative writers with the skills necessary to produce their own works. Professor Minot eagerly encourages creative writers to write on their own because "there is no better way to increase your understanding of poetry, fiction, or drama than to write them." NEW to the Eighth Edition: A new section on Literary Nonfiction 21 new selections including Reckoning by Tony Padilla and The Bank Robbery by Steven Scchutzman A collection of Poems for Self Study including Indian Country Again by Joseph Bruchac and Going Bananas by Rita Maria Martinez The inclusion of the Troubleshooting Guide to the end of each section for easy reference For additional writing resources, visit The Creative Cafeacute;, Prentice Hallrs"s online creative writing forum. Learn new writing techniques and insider tips from established writers and editors. Site users can view video clips, participate in workshops, and much more. To access this free resource go to www.prenhall.com/creativecafe . About the Author Stephen Minot, Professor Emeritus of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside, has taught creative writing for over thirty years. Over the span of his very successful career, Professor Minot authored three novels, two collections of short stories, and three textbooks including Reading Fiction and Literary Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre. His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary quarterlies including the Atlantic, Harpers, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Sewanee Review, just to name a few. Professor Minotrs"s work has also been selected several times to appear in the O. Henry Prize Stories collection and The Best American Short Stories. He is also the recipient of the Atlantic First Award, the Saxton Memorial Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing. Professor Minot and his wife, Virginia, split their time between California and Maine.

Table of Contents

Preface for Students ix
Preface for Teachers xiii
PART I: TELLING A STORY: LITERARY NONFICTION/FICTION 1(186)
1. Literary Nonfiction
1(4)
2. True Experience
5(6)
3. Nonfiction in a Reflective Mood
11(6)
4. Impressions of a Real Place
17(8)
5. Creating Your Own Literary Nonfiction
25(7)
6. Fiction: The Freedom to Invent
32(9)
7. Finding and Shaping Fresh Material
41(12)
8. "Escapes": A Story by Ann Hood
53(7)
9. Viewpoint: Who's Seeing This?
60(8)
10. "Rwanda": A Story by Stephen Minot
68(10)
11. The Making of a Story
78(6)
12. Structure: From Scenes to Plot
84(8)
13. "Minding the Store": A Story by Jim Ray Daniels
92(9)
14. Creating Tension
101(6)
15. Setting: Where Am I?
107(8)
16. "Obst Vw": A Story by Sharon Solwitz
115(8)
17. Dialogue: The Illusion of Speech
123(9)
18. Characterization: Creating Credible People
132(11)
19. "The Bank Robbery": A Story by Steven Schutzman
143(2)
20. Liberating the Imagination
145(10)
21. Heightened Meaning: Metaphor, Symbol, and Theme
155(11)
22. "Gotta Dance": A Story by Jackson Jodie Daviss
166(4)
23. Style and Tone
170(12)
24. Troubleshooting Guide: Fiction
182(5)
PART II: THE WRITING OF POETRY 187(141)
25. What Makes a Poem a Poem?
187(11)
26. Plunging In: A Selection of Poems
198(27)
27. Sources: Where Poems Come From
225(11)
28. The Impact of Images
236(13)
29. Using the Sound of Language
249(10)
30. Traditional Rhythms
259(11)
31. Stanzas: A Choice of Fixed Forms
270(10)
32. Free Verse: Creating Unique Forms
280(11)
33. A Sense of Order
291(9)
34. Varieties of Tone
300(9)
35. Poems for Self-Study
309(15)
36. Troubleshooting Guide: Poetry
324(4)
PART III: THE WRITING OF DRAMA 328(107)
37. Drama: A Live Performance
328(6)
38. Hello Out There: A Play by William Saroyan
334(13)
39. The Dramatic Plot
347(9)
40. Reckoning: A Play by Tony Padilla
356(8)
41. Conflict: Generating Emotional Impact
364(9)
42. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: A Play by Glenn Alterman
373(5)
43. The Nonrealistic Play
378(8)
44. Dramatic Characterization
386(8)
45. Visual Impact
394(12)
46. Valley Forgery: A Play by Patricia Montley
406(9)
47. The Voices of Comedy
415(8)
48. Dramatic Themes
423(9)
49. Troubleshooting Guide: Drama
432(3)
APPENDICES
A Submitting Work for Publication
435(9)
B Resources for Writers
444(9)
CREDITS 453(4)
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES 457(2)
GLOSSARY-INDEX 459


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