aIntelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.a aPublishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, aWhat is creative nonfiction?a will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the agodfather behind creative nonfiction, a and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these storiesaranging from immersion journalism to intensely personal essaysaillustrate the genreas power and potential. Edwidge Danticat recalls her Uncle Moiseas love of a certain four-letter word and finds in his abandonment of the word near the end of his life the true meaning of exile. In aLiterary Murder, a Julianna Baggott traces her roots as a novelist to her familyas astrange, desperate (sometimes conniving and glorious) pasta and writes about her decision, in The Madam, to kill off a character based on her grandfather. And Sean Rowe explains why, if you must get arrested, Selma, Alabama, is the place to do it. This exciting and expansive array of works and voices is sure to impress and delight.Sometime during the last week of my ninth-grade year, Jennifer and I were intercepted by Mr. Hargrove in the band room. Wea#39;d not played under his direction for over a year, having been promoted to Mr. Arsersa#39;s Symphonic Band. But he hadanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Best Creative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-08-03|