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Bone Deep in Landscape

Bone Deep in Landscape
Writing, Reading, and Place

by Mary Clearman Blew

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2000-09-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780806132709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blew's reflections on a woman's life in the Rocky Mountain West immerse readers in the landscape of mountains and prairies and of blizzards and scorching sun. "Blew again demonstrates her artistry and strong connection to the Western terrain of her past and present homes in Montana and Idaho".--" Publishers Weekly". 9 illustrations.

The Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain Region
A Book

by Rick Newby

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN : 9780313328176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

The Art of Time in Memoir

The Art of Time in Memoir
Then, Again

by Sven Birkerts

  • Publisher : Art of
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic, editor, and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. "Memoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times," Birkerts writes. But what makes one memoir memorable and another self-serving? What determines the difference between graceful disclosure and sensational self-exposure? Birkerts argues that the memoirist's strategies for presenting the subjective experience of time reveal the power and resonance of the writer's life. By examining memoirs such as Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory, Virginia Woolf's unfinished A Sketch of the Past, and Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, Birkerts describes the memoirist's essential art of assembling patterns of meaning, how the work stirs to life our own sense of past and present."--BOOK JACKET.

The Preface

The Preface
American Authorship in the Twentieth Century

by Ross K. Tangedal

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-11-06
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 3030851516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building on insights from the fields of textual criticism, bibliography, narratology, authorship studies, and book history, The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century examines the role that prefaces played in the development of professional authorship in America. Many of the prefaces written by American writers in the twentieth century catalogue the shifting landscape of a more self-consciously professionalized trade, one fraught with tension and compromise, and influenced by evolving reading publics. With analyses of Willa Cather, Ring Lardner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Penn Warren, and Toni Morrison, Ross K. Tangedal argues that writers used prefaces as a means of expanding and complicating authority over their work and, ultimately, as a way to write about their careers. Tangedal’s approach offers a new way of examining American writers in the evolving literary marketplace of the twentieth century.

Memoir

Memoir
An Introduction

by G. Thomas Couser

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2012-01-19
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 0199826900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compact, pithy guide to the most popular form of life-writing, Memoir: An Introduction provides a primer to the ubiquitous literary form and its many subgenres.

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir
Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers

by Brooke Warner,Linda Joy Myers

  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 1631520113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up—from basic to advanced—the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as well as inspiration to write, finish, and polish their own story. Full of rich insights and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir. In this book you will discover: • how to get focused on what your memoir is about—your themes. • how to build the structure of your story. • techniques to make your memoir come alive. • the secrets of craft: how to write a great scene, colorful and memorable descriptions, narration, and flashback. • how to connect with your reader using through-threads and takeaway so they’ll keep turning the pages, and learn something about their own lives by reading your book. Visit the authors online at WriteYourMemoirInSixMonths.com.

The Oxford History of Life-Writing

The Oxford History of Life-Writing
Volume 7: Postwar to Contemporary, 1945-2020

by Patrick Hayes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2022-01-06
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 019266896X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the growing urgency of questions about how to claim identity and achieve authenticity, life-writing started to acquire an unprecedented cultural importance. A range of social and economic developments, from the publishing boom in memoir writing to the rise of the internet, transformed the possibilities for self-expression. By the end of the timespan covered in this book life-writing was no longer something done mainly by important individuals who wrote their autobiography, or by sensitive souls who kept a diary. It became a truly ubiquitous phenomenon, part and parcel of the everyday formation of selfhood. Considering a diverse range of texts from across the English-speaking world, this volume places life-writing in relation to wider debates about the sociology and philosophy of modern identity, and the changing marketplace of publishing and bookselling. Yet in doing so it seeks above all to credit the extraordinary literary inventiveness which the pursuit of self-knowledge inspired in this period. Major subjects addressed include: the aftermath of World War II, including responses to the Holocaust; the impact of psychoanalysis on biography; autofiction, autrebiography, and changing ideas about authentic self-knowledge; coming out memoirs and the transformation of sexual identity; feminist exemplary writing and lyric poetry; multilingualism and intercultural life-writing; the memoir boom and the decline of intimacy; testimony narrative and memory culture; posthumanism in theory and practice; literary biography as an alternative to literary theory; literary celebrity and its consequences for literature; social media and digital life-writing.

The Art of Time in Memoir

The Art of Time in Memoir
Then, Again

by Sven Birkerts

  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 2014-05-20
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1555973396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of sustained examinations of key but sometimes neglected aspects of creative writing by some of contemporary literature's finest practioners. In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. By examining memoirs such as Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory; Virginia Woolf's unfinished A Sketch of the Past; and Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, Birkerts describes the memoirist's essential art of assembling patterns of meaning, stirring to life our own sense of past and present.

The Rise of the Memoir

The Rise of the Memoir
A Book

by Alex Zwerdling

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0198755783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rise of the Memoir traces the growth and extraordinarily wide appeal of the memoir. Its territory is private rather than public life, shame, guilt, and embarrassment, not the achievements celebrated in the public record. What accounts for the sharp need writers like Rousseau, Woolf, Orwell, Nabokov, Primo Levi, and Maxine Hong Kingston felt to write (and to publish) such works, when they might more easily have chosen to remain silent? Alex Zwerdling explores why each of these writers felt compelled to write them as that story can be reconstructed from personal materials available in archival collections; what internal conflicts they encountered while trying; and how each of them resisted the private and public pressures to stop themselves rather than pursuing this confessional route, against their own doubts, without a reasonable expectation that such works would be welcome in print, and eventually find an empathetic audience. Reconstructing this process in which a dubious project eventually becomes a compelling product-a "memoir" that will last-illuminates both what was at stake, and why this serially invented open form has reshaped the expectations of readers who welcomed a vital alternative to "the official story."

The Art of Caregiving in Fiction, Film, and Memoir

The Art of Caregiving in Fiction, Film, and Memoir
A Book

by Jeffrey Berman

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1350166588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together the human story of care with its representation in film, fiction and memoir, this book combines an analysis of care narratives to inform and inspire ideas about this major role in life. Alongside analysis of narratives drawn from literature and film, the author sensitively interweaves the story of his wife's illness and care to illuminate perspectives on dealing with human decline. Examining texts from a diverse range of authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton and Alice Munro, and filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Michael Haneke, it addresses questions such as why caregiving is a dangerous activity, the ethical problems of writing about caregiving, the challenges of reading about caregiving, and why caregiving is so important. It serves as a fire starter on the subject of how we can gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of caregiving through the creative arts.

Art and Affection

Art and Affection
A Life of Virginia Woolf

by Panthea Reid

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 0195101952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A richly detailed, illustrated biography draws on a wealth of original, obscure documents and letters to illuminate many misunderstood areas of Woolf's life, including her bouts with manic depression and her relationship with her siblings and parents. UP.

Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer

Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer
A Book

by Kevin Larimer,Mary Gannon

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1529338875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers for help with their professional development. In this book Poets & Writers provides the authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career. From kickstarting your creativity and developing your style to getting your work read and published, this is the bible for authors of all genres and forms. Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life-it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer's desk

Old Dame Dancing

Old Dame Dancing
A Book

by Nancy Parsons

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0996021078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rockies in First Person

The Rockies in First Person
A Critical Study of Recent American Memoirs from the Region

by Ron McFarland

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 0786451637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The autobiography has not always been acknowledged as true literature. Since 1970, however, American memoirs have revealed themselves as a respectable literary genre, distinct with an inimitable literary voice and a unique capacity to intersect narration and reflection. This study focuses critical attention on ten memoirs from the northern U.S. Rockies, including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. By comparing memoirs representing states that share similar demographic, ecological, and socio-economic characteristics, this historic and literary analysis reveals both commonalities and divergences among American Western memoirs. Each chapter compares two books of similar thematic concerns, ranging from regional values and rural evolution to dynamic landscapes and the experiences of American Indians.

Fast-Draft Your Memoir

Fast-Draft Your Memoir
Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours

by Rachael Herron

  • Publisher : HGA Publishing
  • Release : 2018-02-04
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1940785421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is your roadmap for completing the memoir you've dreamed about writing. "Rachael Herron resonates with our audience, and not just because she knows her stuff—she does—or because she's hilarious—she is—but because her honesty and earnestness come through in all her messaging." Samantha Sanders, Writer’s Digest Writing memoir is daunting! You’re the expert on your life, naturally, but narrating and organizing your own experiences in the best way can feel impossible. Many writers become frustrated in early drafting stages and quit after a couple of brief attempts. Learn from bestselling memoirist Rachael Herron (who teaches this class at Stanford Continuing Studies) how to fast-draft your memoir while keeping its structure compelling. Learn how to frame your life’s story and give it a natural arc to keep your reader glued to the page. Figure out how to handle those family and friends you’re writing about. Explore what truth means in memoir. Work quickly to quiet the inner critic. Most of all, learn how to get out of your own way to get the words on the page. You can do this! Rachael will show you how. CLICK BUY NOW!

Shooting Ghosts

Shooting Ghosts
A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

by Thomas J. Brennan USMC (Ret.),Finbarr O'Reilly

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0399562567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls "The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works because its authors are so committed to transparency, admitting readers into the dark crevices of their isolation." Wall St Journal War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. It deepened after Sergeant T. J. Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, and both returned home. Brennan began to suffer from the effects of his injury and from the fallout of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. But war correspondents experience similar rates of posttraumatic stress as combat veterans. The causes can be different, but guilt plays a prominent role in both. For Brennan, it’s the things he’s done, or didn’t do, that haunt him. Finbarr O’Reilly’s conscience is nagged by the task of photographing people at their most vulnerable while being able to do little to help, and his survival guilt as colleagues die on the job. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption. As we enter the fifteenth year of continuous war, it is increasingly urgent not just to document the experiences of the battlefield but also to probe the reverberations that last long after combatants and civilians have returned home, and to understand the many faces trauma takes. Shooting Ghosts looks at the horrors of war directly, but then turns to a journey that draws on our growing understanding of what recovery takes. Their story, told in alternating first-person narratives, is about the things they saw and did, the ways they have been affected, and how they have navigated the psychological aftershocks of war and wrestled with reforming their own identities and moral centers. While war never really ends for those who’ve lived through it, this book charts the ways two survivors have found to calm the ghosts and reclaim a measure of peace.

Textual Deceptions

Textual Deceptions
False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

by Sue Vice

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0748675566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title considers a wide range of 20th and 21st century literary works that feature literary deceptions and false memories and in which the relationship between text and author is not what it seems. By exploring a variety of examples of false or embellished memoirs, purportedly autobiographical novels that are in fact thoroughly fictional, as well as bogus authorial personae, it discusses whether it is possible to judge veracity by means of textual clues alone. It also argues that literary deceptions and false memoirs have particular cultural value and significance.

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World
A Memoir Anthology

by Nancy C. Atwood,Roger Atwood

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2019-09-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0820356654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nonfiction storytelling is at its best in this anthology of excerpts from memoirs by thirty authors--some eminent, some less well known--who grew up tough and talented in working-class America. Their stories, selected from literary memoirs published between 1982 and 2014, cover episodes from childhood to young adulthood within a spectrum of life-changing experiences. Although diverse ethnically, racially, geographically, and in sexual orientation, these writers share a youthful precocity and determination to find opportunity where little appeared to exist. All of these perspectives are explored within the larger context of economic insecurity--a needed perspective in this time of growing inequality. These memoirists grew up in families that led "hardscrabble" lives in which struggle and strenuous effort were the norm. Their stories offer insight on the realities of class in America, as well as inspiration and hope.

The Fiction of Autobiography

The Fiction of Autobiography
Reading and Writing Identity

by Micaela Maftei

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2013-07-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1623561817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority to present as definitive their 'version' of a particular event or portion of their lives. Drawing upon a wide range of late twentieth and early twenty-first-century autobiographical writing, The Fiction of Autobiography examines key aspects of autobiography from the interrelated perspectives of author, reader, critic and scholar, to reconsider how we view this form of writing, and its relationship to the way we understand and construct identity. Maftei considers recent cases and texts such as Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking and Frey's A Million Little Pieces alongside older texts such as Proust's In Search of Lost Time ̧ Nabokov's Speak, Memory and Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. In part, this is to emphasise that key issues reappear and arise over decades and centuries, and that texts distanced by time can speak to each other thoughtfully and poignantly.

Handbook of Research on Developing Engaging Online Courses

Handbook of Research on Developing Engaging Online Courses
A Book

by Thornburg, Amy W.,Abernathy, Dixie F.,Ceglie, Rob J.

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2020-01-31
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 179982134X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Online instruction is rapidly expanding the way professors think about and plan instruction. In addition, online instructional practices are expanding and changing as new tools and strategies are adopted. It is imperative that programs and institutions of higher education explore increased online options that align with best practices to develop effective and engaging online courses. The Handbook of Research on Developing Engaging Online Courses is an essential research publication that provides multiple perspectives on improving student engagement and success in online courses. This book includes topics focused on the online learner, online course content, and effective online instruction. The content contained within the title is ideal for curriculum developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, deans, chairs, teachers, administrators, academicians, researchers, and students.