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Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example

Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195138443
ISBN 10: 195138449
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $59.95

Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example elucidates the principles and techniques of the genre by taking a close look at outstanding contemporary essays by fifteen very accomplished writers. Memoir, profile, literary journalism, medical reporting, and travel writing are all represented here. This book shows readers exactly how each work was put together and what technical and stylistic devices the author uses for effect. In addition to extensive analyses by editor Patsy Sims, the authors of the selections comment on their own work, emphasizing how important the skill of careful, critical reading is to learning how to write well.