The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction

The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction

By: Robert Root (author)Paperback

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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The Nonfictionist's Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

About Author

Robert Root is a writer, editor, and teacher. A professor emeritus of English at Central Michigan University, he has spoken on creative nonfiction and the teaching of writing at national and international conferences and been a guest writer in nonfiction and creative writing programs.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 The Nature of Nonfiction Chapter 3 2 Not the Design of the Author Chapter 4 3 The Experimental Art Chapter 5 4 The Art of Seeing Chapter 6 5 Collage, Montage, Mosaic, Vignette, Episode, Segment Chapter 7 6 This Is What the Spaces Say Chapter 8 7 Immediacy Chapter 9 8 Distance Chapter 10 9 Writing by Ear Chapter 11 10 Place Chapter 12 11 Truth Chapter 13 12 Last Words Last Chapter 14 Notes and References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742556188
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742556188
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0742556182

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