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Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir - William Knowlton Zinsser
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir
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An indispensable book by writers who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of crafting a memoir   Anyone undertaking the project of writing a memoir knows that the events, memories, and emotions of the past often resist the orderly structure of a book. Inventing the Truth offers... show more
An indispensable book by writers who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of crafting a memoir   Anyone undertaking the project of writing a memoir knows that the events, memories, and emotions of the past often resist the orderly structure of a book. Inventing the Truth offers wisdom from nine notable memoirists about their process (Ian Frazier searched through generations of family papers to understand his parents' lives), the hurdles they faced (Annie Dillard tackles the central dilemma of memoir: what to put in and what to leave out), and the unexpected joys of bringing their pasts to the page. Featured authors include Russell Baker on Growing Up; Jill Ker Conway on The Road from Coorain; Annie Dillard on An American Childhood; Ian Frazier on Family; Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Colored People; Alfred Kazin on A Walker in the City; Frank McCourt on Angela's Ashes; Toni Morrison on Beloved; and Eileen Simpson on Poets in Their Youth.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395901502 (0395901502)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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3.0 Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir
For the last several weeks, this book and I have become companions in our journey through our advanced memoir workshop.Like any anthology there were some sections that influenced or stood out more than others and for me my inspiration came from the introduction, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, and H...
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