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Title The far edges of the fourth genre : an anthology of explorations in creative nonfiction / edited by Sean Prentiss and Joe Wilkins.

Publication Info. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2014]


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Description xii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Contents Walking home / Mary Clearman Blew -- Essay as hack / Ander Monson -- Writing inside the web: creative nonfiction in the age of connection / Brenda Miller -- Rivering / Dinty W Moore -- How to wind the clock of your days: notes on the nature and function of time in the new millennium / Bob Shacochis -- Refresh / Jonathan Rovner -- Lines that create motion / Robin Hemley -- Night / Joe Wilkins -- Bald in back with three heads: wrestling with time in narrative nonfiction / Nancer Ballard -- Grip and getting "grip"/ Joy Castro -- Advice and on writing "advice"/ Lia Purpura -- Eternal sunshine of the nonfiction mind: a new philosophy for understanding truth and creative nonfiction / Sean Prentiss -- Gone a-sailing: a voyage to the edge of nonfiction (in which I follow my own exercise for writing about a photograph) / Judith Kitchen -- Memory, language, and truth in the written moment / H. Lee Barnes -- Art and absence of reflection in personal nonfiction: what is the why? / Kim Barnes -- Act of writing: speak and bear witness / Erik Reece.
Summary Overview: Though creative nonfiction has been around since Montaigne, St. Augustine, and Seneca, we've only just begun to ask how this genre works, why it functions the way it does, and where its borders reside. But for each question we ask, another five or ten questions roil to the surface. And each of these questions, it seems, requires a more convoluted series of answers. What's more, the questions students of creative nonfiction are drawn to during class discussions, the ones they argue the longest and loudest, are the same ideas debated by their professors in the hallways and at the corner bar. In this collection, sixteen essential contemporary creative nonfiction writers reflect on whatever far, dark edge of the genre they find themselves most drawn to. The result is this fascinating anthology that wonders at the historical and contemporary borderlands between fiction and nonfiction; the illusion of time on the page; the mythology of memory; poetry, process, and the use of received forms; the impact of technology on our writerly lives; immersive research and the power of witness; a chronology and collage; and what we write and why we write.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Creative nonfiction -- Authorship.
Essay -- Authorship.
Added Author Prentiss, Sean, editor.
Wilkins, Joe, editor.
ISBN 9781611861211 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1611861217 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781609174118 (ebook)

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