Writing Creative Nonfiction: The Literature of Reality / Edition 1

Writing Creative Nonfiction: The Literature of Reality / Edition 1

by Gay Talese, Barbara Lounsberry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060465875

ISBN-13: 9780060465872

Pub. Date: 01/07/1997

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

This informal book traces the evolution of literary nonfiction and reveals how Gay Talese writes in the genre. In addition, articles by such masters as John McPhee, Tom Wolfe, and Annie Dillard illustrate various writing techniques.

Overview

This informal book traces the evolution of literary nonfiction and reveals how Gay Talese writes in the genre. In addition, articles by such masters as John McPhee, Tom Wolfe, and Annie Dillard illustrate various writing techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060465872
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 6.25(h) x 9.13(d)

Table of Contents

Origins of a Nonfiction Writer, Gay Talese.

Anthology Introduction, Barbara Lounsberry.

I. REALITY RESEARCHED.

The Rats on the Waterfront, Joseph Mitchell.

From Oranges, John McPhee.

From House, Tracy Kidder.

From The Bridge, Gay Talese.

II. REALITY PRESENTED - WITH STYLE.

From Schindler's List, Thomas Keneally.

From Hiroshima, John Hersey.

From In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.

From The Executioner's Song, Norman Mailer.

The Loser, Gay Talese.

Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, Joan Didion.

From Blood and Money, Thomas Thompson.

Las Vegas (What?). Las Vegas (Can't Hear You! Too Noisy). Las Vegas!!!! Tom Wolfe.

University Days, James Thurber.

No Starch in the Dhoti, Sil Vous Plait, S. J. Perelman.

Two Bums Here Would Spend Freely Except for Poverty, John McNulty.

III. REALITY ENLARGED.

From The Crime of the Century, Jack Finney.

From Maus II, A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, Art Spiegelman.

Some Fun with the F.B.I., St. Clair McKelway.

Twirling at Ole Miss, Terry Southern.

From Praying for Sheetrock, Melissa Fay Greene.

From Friendly Fire, C.D.B. Bryan.

From Dispatches, Michael Herr.

From The Curse of Lono, Hunter S. Thompson.

From Stop-Time, Frank Conroy.

From This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff.

From Unto the Sons, Gay Talese.

The Lives of the Cell,Lewis Thomas.

From PrairyErth, William Least Heat-Moon.

An Expedition to the Pole, Annie Dillard.

Index.

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