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Literary Nonfiction: The Fourth Genre

Literary Nonfiction: The Fourth Genre
Author: Stephen Minot
ISBN 13: 9780130991805
ISBN 10: 130991805
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
List Price: $79.80

This book is an introduction to creative, or literary, nonfiction and to the art of writing fresh and original work. Presenting clear guidelines and fresh approaches to creativity, this well-written book explores the six basic approaches to non-fiction writing, differentiates between what is creative and what is utilitarian, and describes honest as opposed to deceitful work. Using short example essays to illustrate the key approaches of personal experience, biographical sketch, opinion, reflection, place, and historical incident, this book stresses the importance of learning to write by reading. Useful for individuals who wish to examine nonfiction essays critically, with the intention of writing themselves. Also, those who keep literary journals will benefit from this book.