9780393326659

In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393326659

  • ISBN 10:

    0393326659

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2004
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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 on this new ground, all originally published in the journal he founded, Creative Nonfiction, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. 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 tells of wild nights with Uncle Boris. John McPhee creates a rare, personal, album quilt. Terry Tempest Williams speaks on the decline of the prairie dog. Madison Smartt Bell invades Haiti. Many of the writers are crossing genres?rom poetry and fiction to nonfiction?ymbolic of Creative Nonfiction's scope and popularity.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.

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