The Situation and the Story

Written By Vivian Gornick
The Situation and the Story
  • Publsiher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 11 October 2002
  • ISBN : 1466819014
  • Pages : 112 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Situation and the Story written by Vivian Gornick which was release on 11 October 2002, this book published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, or Marguerite Duras. This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own.

The Situation and the Story

The Situation and the Story
  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2002-10-11
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or ...

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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-01
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : Blew's reflections on a woman's life in the Rocky Mountain West immerse readers in the landscape of mountains and prairies and of blizzards and scorching sun. "Blew again demonstrates her artistry and strong connection to the Western terrain of her past and present homes in Montana and Idaho".--" Publishers ...

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The Rocky Mountain Region
  • Author : Rick Newby
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 473
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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  • Author : Ross K. Tangedal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-06
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : Building on insights from the fields of textual criticism, bibliography, narratology, authorship studies, and book history, The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century examines the role that prefaces played in the development of professional authorship in America. Many of the prefaces written by American writers in the twentieth century ...

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  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-19
  • Total pages : 206
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  • Author : Brooke Warner,Linda Joy Myers
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-15
  • Total pages : 117
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up—from basic to advanced—the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as ...

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  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-06
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Summary : With the growing urgency of questions about how to claim identity and achieve authenticity, life-writing started to acquire an unprecedented cultural importance. A range of social and economic developments, from the publishing boom in memoir writing to the rise of the internet, transformed the possibilities for self-expression. By the end ...

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  • Author : Alex Zwerdling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : The Rise of the Memoir traces the growth and extraordinarily wide appeal of the memoir. Its territory is private rather than public life, shame, guilt, and embarrassment, not the achievements celebrated in the public record. What accounts for the sharp need writers like Rousseau, Woolf, Orwell, Nabokov, Primo Levi, and ...

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  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of ...

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  • Author : Tom Hart
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1466819014
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Summary : #1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium. Hart examines what makes a graphic memoir great, and shows you how to do it. With two ...

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1996
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Total pages : 496
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Summary : For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers for help with their professional development. In this book Poets & Writers provides the authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career. From kickstarting your creativity ...

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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2022-01-22
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  • ISBN : 1466819014
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