The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting: How a Bunch of Rabble-Rousers, Outsiders, and Ne'er-do-wells, Concocted Creative Nonfiction

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting: How a Bunch of Rabble-Rousers, Outsiders, and Ne'er-do-wells, Concocted Creative Nonfiction

by Lee Gutkind

Narrated by Lee Gutkind

Unabridged — 12 hours, 46 minutes

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting: How a Bunch of Rabble-Rousers, Outsiders, and Ne'er-do-wells, Concocted Creative Nonfiction

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting: How a Bunch of Rabble-Rousers, Outsiders, and Ne'er-do-wells, Concocted Creative Nonfiction

by Lee Gutkind

Narrated by Lee Gutkind

Unabridged — 12 hours, 46 minutes

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Overview

In the 1970s, Lee Gutkind, a leather-clad hippie motorcyclist and former public relations writer, fought his way into the academy. His goal: to make creative nonfiction an accepted academic discipline, one as vital as poetry, drama, and fiction. In this book Gutkind tells the true story of how creative nonfiction became a leading genre for both readers and writers.



Creative nonfiction offered liberation to writers, allowing them to push their work in freewheeling directions. The genre also opened doors to outsiders-doctors, lawyers, construction workers-who felt they had stories to tell about their lives and experiences.



Gutkind documents the evolution of the genre, discussing the lives and work of such practitioners as Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Rachel Carson, Upton Sinclair, Janet Malcolm, and Vivian Gornick. Gutkind also highlights the ethics of writing creative nonfiction, including how writers handle the distinctions between fact and fiction.



Gutkind's book narrates the story not just of a genre but of the person who brought it to the forefront of the literary and journalistic world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160644264
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication date: 02/27/2024
Edition description: Unabridged
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