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The Resource The situation and the story : the art of personal narrative, Vivian Gornick

The situation and the story : the art of personal narrative, Vivian Gornick

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The situation and the story : the art of personal narrative
Title
The situation and the story
Title remainder
the art of personal narrative
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Vivian Gornick
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Language
eng
Summary
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 reliable narrator who will tell the story that needs to be told? Using some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Vivian 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, and Oscar Wilde. This book 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.--Adapted from jacket
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Gornick, Vivian
Dewey number
820.9/492
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR756.A9
LC item number
G67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • English prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • English language
  • Autobiography
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • American prose literature
  • Autobiography
  • Autobiography
  • English language
  • English prose literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Autobiografische Literatur
  • Erzähltechnik
  • Autobiographie
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature américaine
  • Anglais (langue)
  • Art d'écrire
  • Analyse du discours narratif
  • Englisch
  • USA
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The situation and the story : the art of personal narrative, Vivian Gornick
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocm45835606
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780374167332
Lccn
2001023065
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) o45835606
  • (OCoLC)45835606
Label
The situation and the story : the art of personal narrative, Vivian Gornick
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45835606
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780374167332
Lccn
2001023065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45835606
  • (OCoLC)45835606

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