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The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

 
 
 
 
The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative
Author: Vivian Gornick
ISBN 13: 9780374528584
ISBN 10: 374528586
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2002-10-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $15.00
 
 

This guide to writing memoirs and first-person essays shows how to write by showing how to read and recognize the truth in the writing of others. The book, which grew out of the author's 15 years of teaching in M.F.A. programs, demonstrates the enduring truth speaker to be found in the work of well-known and less-know writers including Oscar Wilde, Joan Didion, and James Baldwin. This edition contains a brief guide for writers, teachers, and students, with exercises, discussion topics, and reading suggestions. There is no subject index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Boston Sunday Globe - Jane Brox

guide for those aspiring to write their [own narrative] . . . [goes] a long way toward sorting out . . . what the genre is.