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Inventing the truth

the art and craft of memoir

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Autobiography,
    • Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism,
    • United States -- Biography -- History and criticism

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementRussell Baker ... [et al.] ; edited with an introduction by William Zinsser.
      ContributionsBaker, Russell, 1925-, Zinsser, William Knowlton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT25 .I58 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination202 p. ;
      Number of Pages202
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL784992M
      ISBN 100395731011
      LC Control Number95017169

        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 ing 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 /5.   I don’t remember when I got this book; I’ve had it for quite some time. (I also have Zinsser’s How to Write a Memoir waiting for me on the massive and daunting to-be-read shelf.) I finally opened Inventing the Truth to read Annie Dillard’s essay, “To Fashion a Text,” that Kim Kupperman assigned me; but I found I couldn’t put it down. I went back to the beginning and read the.

        Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir is a sort of instructional anthology composed of six chapters written by six authors. The purpose of this book, edited and introduced by William Zinsser, is to give writers different perspectives on how to write a memoir/5(60). 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 4/5(1).

      All together, Inventing the Truth offers practitioners a unique account of the techniques involved in devising or directing plays to the highest standard. Mike Bradwell’s previous book The Reluctant Escapologist won the Theatre Book Prize in In INVENTING THE TRUTH, several memoirists offer their viewpoints on writing about one's life. Each author talks about the process of discovering different ways to tell their own stories and then subjecting their stories to a critical analysis, understanding that it might be told differently/5(55).


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The edition of Inventing the Truth originated in the winter of as a series of talks sponsored by the Book-of-the-Month Club at the New York Public Library. A shadow of its predecessor, Extraordinary Lives (), this slender book has as its theme, reminiscences about writing memoirs/5. Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir - Kindle edition by Kazin, Alfred, Baker, Russell, Conway, Jill Ker, McCourt, Frank, Morrison, Toni, Simpson, Eileen, Gates, Henry Louis, Dillard, Annie, Frazier, Ian, Zinsser, William.

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