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In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
     

In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction

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by Lee Gutkind, Annie Dillard
 

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ISBN-10: 0393326659

ISBN-13: 9780393326659

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A cross section of the famous and those bound to become so, this collection is a riveting experience highlighting the expanding importance of this dramatic and exciting new genre.Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind

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A cross section of the famous and those bound to become so, this collection is a riveting experience highlighting the expanding importance of this dramatic and exciting new genre.Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished in this new turf, all originally published in the groundbreaking journal he founded,Creative Nonfiction, now in its tenth anniversary year.Many of the writers here are crossing genres—from poetry to fiction to nonfiction. Annie Dillard provides the introduction, while Gutkind discusses the creative and ethical parameters of this new genre. The selections themselves are broad and fascinating. Lauren Slater is a therapist in the institution where she was once a patient. John Edgar Wideman reacts passionately to the unjust murder of Emmett Till. Charles Simic contemplates raucous gatherings at his Uncle Boris's apartment, while John McPhee creates a rare, personal, album quilt of his own life. Terry Tempest Williams speaks on the decline of the prairie dog, and Madison Smartt Bell invades Haiti.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393326659
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
240,358
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Notes for Young WritersXI
The Creative Nonfiction Police?XIX
AcknowledgmentsXXXV
Three Spheres3
Looking at Emmett Till24
Shunned49
An Album Quilt71
Dinner at Uncle Boris's85
Prayer Dogs92
What Is It We Really Harvestin' Here?109
The Brown Study119
Killing Wolves133
Being Brians163
Language at Play174
Finders Keepers: The Story of Joey Coyle189
Notes from a Difficult Case226
Adventures in Celestial Navigation245
Leaving Babylon: A Walk Through the Jewish Divorce Ceremony269
Gray Area: Thinking with a Damaged Brain288
Joe Stopped By307
In the Woods318
Sa'm Pedi331
Going Native356
Chimera368
Mixed-Blood Stew382
Why I Ride395
Delivering Lily419

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In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Charlene01 More than 1 year ago
If you are the least bit interested in creative nonfiction, you will love this collection of stories. You can read them as a consumer or read them as a writer. Either way you will learn something. I am about halfway through the collection, and I know that this is the best among the best creative nonfiction to date.