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The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers Of/On Creative Nonfiction / Edition 5
     

The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers Of/On Creative Nonfiction / Edition 5

by Robert L. Root
 

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ISBN-10: 0205632416

ISBN-13: 9780205632411

Pub. Date: 02/06/2009

Publisher: Longman

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

The Fourth Genre offers the most comprehensive, teachable, and current introduction available today to the cutting-edge, evolving genre of creative nonfiction. While acknowledging the literary impulse of nonfiction to be a fourth genre

Overview

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

The Fourth Genre offers the most comprehensive, teachable, and current introduction available today to the cutting-edge, evolving genre of creative nonfiction. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205632411
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
02/06/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Parts 1 and 3Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Memoir
"Dumpling"13
"Out of the Garden"18
"Out There"32
"The Unwanted Child"37
"Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska"48
"Silent Dancing"55
"Parish Streets"94
"Life in Motion"115
"Goodbye to All This"132
"The Queimada"155
"Three Pokes of a Thistle"161
"That Shining Place: Crete433
"Teacher Training"449
"My Father Always Said"215
"Chin Music"223
"Reflection Rag: Uncle Joe, Roberto Clemente, and I"250
Nature Essay
"Living Like Weasels"76
"From a Sheepherder's Notebook: Three Days"80
"Walking"102
"Animal Allies"168
"Knowing Where You've Been"188
"Cloud Crossing"202
"Pliny and the Mountain Mouse"208
Personal Essay
"Running the Table"62
"On the Fringes of the Physical World"67
"Northeast Direct"84
"Walking"102
"Life in Motion"115
"Portrait of My Body"120
"Brothers"128
"The Best Cake Made Both of Us Sad"165
"Virtually Romance: A Discourse on Love in the Information Age"174
"How to Play"195
"Cloud Crossing"202
"Zion"463
"Going to the Movies"247
"Reflection Rag: Uncle Joe, Roberto Clemente, and I"250
"The Friendship Tarot"266
Segmented Essay
"Out of the Garden"18
"The Unwanted Child"37
"Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska"48
"Silent Dancing"55
"Walking"102
"Life in Motion"115
"The Queimada"155
"Three Pokes of a Thistle"161
"Teacher Training"449
"Virtually Romance: A Discourse on Love in the Information Age"174
"Knowing Where You've Been"188
"Going to the Movies"247
"Reflection Rag: Uncle Joe, Roberto Clemente, and I"250
"The Friendship Tarot"266
Critical Essay
"Warping Time with Montaigne" (literature)419
"Animal Allies" (nature/education)168
"Celebrating Creation" (science/religion)184
"At the Buffalo Bill Museum, June 1988" (history)233
Literary Journalism
"In Search of Proust"5
"The People on the Bus"88
"Where Worlds Collide"105
"The Search for Marvin Gardens"146
"Celebrating Creation"184
Parts 2 and 3Processes and Criticism of Creative Nonfiction
Memoir
"The Art of Memoir"282
"To Fashion a Text"286
"The Intelligent Heart"303
"Memory and Imagination"306
"Afterword: Writing 'The Greece Piece'"443
"Full Disclosure"392
"Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?"399
"Finding the Inner Story in Memoirs and Personal Essays"405
Writing
"Notes from a Journey toward 'Warping Time'"425
"What We Didn't Know We Knew"344
"Afterword: Writing 'The Greece Piece'"443
"Composing 'Teacher Training'"455
"Collage, Montage, Mosaic, Vignette, Episode, Segment"371
"On Writing 'Zion'"471
"Finding the Inner Story in Memoirs and Personal Essays"405
Essay
"On the Possibilities of the Essay: A Meditation"296
"The Intelligent Heart"303
"The Art of Translation"316
"What We Didn't Know We Knew"344
"What Happened to the Personal Essay?"351
"Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction"359
"The Singular First Person"383
"Finding the Inner Story in Memoirs and Personal Essays"405
Genre Issues
"The Landscape of Creative Nonfiction"275
"The Whole Truth"322
"Courting the Approval of the Dead"330
"Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction"359
"The Other Creative Writing"366
"Collage, Montage, Mosaic, Vignette, Episode, Segment"371
"Full Disclosure"392
"Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?"399
Academic Writing
"Notes from a Journey toward 'Warping Time'"425
"Experimental Critical Writing"409

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