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Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

An indispensable book by writers who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of crafting a memoir

 

Anyone undertaking the project of writing a memoir knows that the events, memories, and emotions of the past often resist the orderly structure of a book. Inventing the Truth offers wisdom from nine notable memoirists about their process (Ian Frazier searched through generations of family papers to understand his parents' lives), the hurdles they faced (Annie Dillard tackles the central dilemma of memoir: what to put in and what to leave out), and the unexpected joys of bringing their pasts to the page. Featured authors include Russell Baker on Growing Up; Jill Ker Conway on The Road from Coorain; Annie Dillard on An American Childhood; Ian Frazier on Family; Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Colored People; Alfred Kazin on A Walker in the City; Frank McCourt on Angela's Ashes; Toni Morrison on Beloved; and Eileen Simpson on Poets in Their Youth.

Synopsis:

In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors — Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson — reflect on the writing process.

Synopsis:

In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one nine, distinguished authors, including Ian Frazier and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., reflect on the writing process.

About the Author

William Zinsser is a writer, editior, and teacher. His fifteen books include the classic On Writing Well, which is in the sixth edition, and Writing to Learn. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395901502
Editor:
Zinsser, William Knowlton
Other:
Baker, Russell
Editor:
Zinsser, William Knowlton
Editor:
Zinsser, William
Author:
Zinsser, William
Author:
Zinsser, William Knowlton
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Authors, American -- Biography.
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.23x5.52x.56 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors — Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson — reflect on the writing process.
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