The Best Creative Nonfiction

The Best Creative Nonfiction

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a€œIntelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.a€ a€”Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, a€œWhat is creative nonfiction?a€ will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the a€œgodfather behind creative nonfiction, a€ and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these storiesa€”ranging from immersion journalism to intensely personal essaysa€”illustrate the genrea€™s power and potential. Edwidge Danticat recalls her Uncle Moisea€™s 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 a€œLiterary Murder, a€ Julianna Baggott traces her roots as a novelist to her familya€™s a€œstrange, 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
Author:Lee Gutkind
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-08-03


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