Contemporary Creative Nonfiction
The Art of Truth
Edited by Bill Roorbach
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Contemporary Creative Nonfiction by Bill Roorbach
Book DescriptionThe 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 literary 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195135565
(235mm x 165mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bill Roorbach
Into Woods, Paperback (September 2015)
Into Woods is an exuberant, profound, and often wonderfully funny account of ten years in the life of author Bill Roorbach. A paean to nature, love, family, and place, it begins with his honeymoon on a wine farm in France's Loire Valley and closes with the birth of his daughter and he and his wife's return to their beloved Maine.
Temple Stream, Paperback (December 2014)
Populated by an oddball cast of characters, this book chronicles one man's determined effort-occasionally with hilarious results-to follow the stream that runs by his house to its elusive source.
Big Bend, Paperback (January 2014)
Through quirky plots, one-of-kind characters, and more than a few twists, the stories in Big Bend examine gentle-hearted men and their relationships. From made-in-heaven meetings to troublesome liaisons, Roorbach's characters experience romance in unexpected, sometimes disastrous ways.
Writing Life Stories, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Bill Roorbach
Teaches writers how to open up memory, access emotion and discover compelling material; shape scenes from experience, as life events become plot lines; and populate stories with the fascinating, silly, and maddening "characters" that surround them.
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