|Introduction: Notes for Young Writers||XI|
|The Creative Nonfiction Police?||XIX|
|Looking at Emmett Till||24|
|An Album Quilt||71|
|Dinner at Uncle Boris's||85|
|What Is It We Really Harvestin' Here?||109|
|The Brown Study||119|
|Language at Play||174|
|Finders Keepers: The Story of Joey Coyle||189|
|Notes from a Difficult Case||226|
|Adventures in Celestial Navigation||245|
|Leaving Babylon: A Walk Through the Jewish Divorce Ceremony||269|
|Gray Area: Thinking with a Damaged Brain||288|
|Joe Stopped By||307|
|In the Woods||318|
|Why I Ride||395|
In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfictionby Lee Gutkind, Annie Dillard
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
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 genresfrom 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.
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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.