Imaginative Writing (4th edition)

Imaginative Writing (4th edition)

By: Janet Burroway (author)Paperback

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For courses in Introduction to Creative Writing or Creative Writing in English or Creative Writing Departments. Written by bestselling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing, covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This textbook discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. After an introduction, the next five chapters each investigate a specific element of craft-Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story-from a perspective that crosses all genres. Nearly half of the selections in all four genres are new. New "Try This" exercises give students plenty of practice. Imaginative Writing is a very popular book for courses on teaching the craft of creative writing.

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About Author

JANET BURROWAY is the author of plays, poetry, essays, children's books, and eight novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk (runner up for the National Book Award), Opening Nights, Cutting Stone, and Bridge of Sand. Her other publications include a collection of personal essays, Embalming Mom, in addition to a volume of poetry, Material Goods, and three children's books in verse, The Truck on the Track, The Giant Jam Sandwich, and The Perfect Pig. Her plays Medea with Child (The Reva Shiner Award), Sweepstakes, Division of Property (Arts & Letters Award), and Parts of Speech have received readings and productions in New York, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, Chicago, and various regional theaters. Her textbook Writing Fiction, now in its ninth edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in the United States. Her most recent books are a memoir, Losing Tim, and a collection of essays she has edited, A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University in Tallahassee and has most recently taught in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Northwestern University.

Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Invitation to the Writer You ... ... and writing ... ... and reading ... ... and this book ... ... and your journal ... Journal Excerpts Ayelet Waldman Billy Collins Cris Mazza Patricia Henley Philip Graham A word about your workshop ... Part I The Elements of Craft Chapter 2 Image Image and Imagination Concrete, Significant Details Figures of Speech Readings Creative Nonfiction Annie Dillard from Heaven and Earth in Jest David Sedaris Standing By Fiction Tobias Wolff Bullet in the Brain Jamaica Kincaid Girl Poems Roger Bonair-Agard American History looks for light-a prayer for the survival of Barack Obama Billy Collins Snow Day Yusef Komunyakaa Facing It Drama Jane Martin French Fries Chapter 3 Voice Your Voice Persona Irony Character Voice Point of View Readings Creative Nonfiction Alice Walker Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self Warren J. Bowe Guns for Teachers Fiction George Saunders Victory Lap Jorge Luis Borges The Book of Sand Poems Alicia Ostriker Wrong About the Horse Barbara Hamby Ode to American English Adam J. Ruben The Grad Student Rap Drama Chuck O'Connor High Hard Ones a Play Chapter 4 Character Character as Desire Character as Image Character as Voice Character as Action Character as Thought Character as Presented by the Author Character as Conflict Stock and Flat Characters Readings Creative Nonfiction Aleksandar Hemon The Book of My Life Benjamin Percy Me vs. Animals Fiction Richard Bausch Tandolfo the Great Poems Theodore Roethke I Knew a Woman Carole Simmons Oles Stonecarver Elizabeth Jennings One Flesh Kaylin Haught God Says Yes to Me Drama Molly Campbell Telephone Bob Chapter 5 Setting Setting as the World Setting as a Camera Setting as Mood and Symbol Setting as Action Readings Creative Nonfiction Joan Didion At the Dam Fiction Donald Barthelme The School Angela Carter The Werewolf Poems Sherman Alexie At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School John Freeman Beirut Philip Appleman Nobody Dies in the Spring Yusef Komunyakaa Nude Interrogation Drama David Ives The Philadelphia Chapter 6 Story As a Journey As a Power Struggle As Connection and Disconnection Readings Creative Nonfiction Patricia Hampl Red Sky in the Morning Fiction David Foster Wallace Incarnations of Burned Children Scott Blackwood One of Us Is Hidden Away Poems Robert Hass A Story About the Body Albert Goldbarth Columbine High School/Littleton, CO Maxine Kumin Woodchucks Li-Young Lee The Hammock Drama Lanford Wilson Eukiah Chapter 7 Development and Revision Developing a Draft Structuring Research Revision Editing The Workshop Examples Elizabeth Bishop: First and Final Drafts of "One Art" Patty Seyburn: "Anatomy of Disorder" Janet Burroway: The Opening of Indian Dancer Part II The Genres Chapter 8 Creative Nonfiction The Essay and Creative Nonfiction Memoir and the Personal Essay Techniques of Creative Nonfiction Fact and Truth Readings Gayle Pemberton Do He Have Your Number, Mr. Jeffrey? Margaret Atwood The Female Body S. L. Wisenberg Margot's Diary Michael Chabon Ragnarok Boy Creative Nonfiction Format Chapter 9 Fiction Story and Plot Scene and Summary Backstory and Flashback Text and Subtext Readings Amy Bloom The Story Ernest Hemingway A Very Short Story Ursula K. Le Guin The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Edith Pearlman Self Reliance Ron Carlson Bigfoot Stole My Wife Fiction Format Chapter 10 Poetry Formal and Free Verse Working with Sound The Poetic Line Imagery, Connotation, and Metaphor Density and Intensity Finding the Poem Readings Gerald Stern Columbia the Gem Sylvia Plath Stillborn Steve Kowit The Grammar Lesson Tony Hoagland There Is No Word Grace Paley Fathers Erin Belieu Love Is Not an Emergency Sharon Olds The Language of the Brag Nick Laird Epithalamium Poetry Format Chapter 11 Drama The Difference Between Drama and Fiction Sight: Sets, Action, Costumes, Props Sound: Verbal and Nonverbal Structure: Making a Scene The Ten-Minute Play Readings Anton Chekhov The Proposal Jose Rivera Gas William Dunne Good Morning, Romeo Joe DiPietro Executive Dance Drama Format Appendix A: A Basic Prosody Appendix B: Line Editing Glossary Credits Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780134053240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780134053240
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 0134053249
  • edition: 4th edition

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