The Situation and the Story
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Situation and the Story


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2002-10-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466819016


The Situation and the Story Book Description :

A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing ide...

The Situation and the Story
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Situation and the Story


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2002-10-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0374528586


The Situation and the Story Book Description :

Taking readers on a tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, and Marguerite Duras....

The Situation and the Story
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Situation and the Story


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374167332


The Situation and the Story Book Description :

The author of Fierce Attachments and other books teaches readers how to cultivate the art of journaling to create a personal narrative that can work in both memoir writing and fiction....

The End of the Novel of Love

The End of the Novel of Love


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719890


The End of the Novel of Love Book Description :

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, Vivian Gornick's The End of the Novel of Love explores the meaning of love and marriage as literary themes in the twentieth century. In The End of the Novel of Love, an acclaimed and provocative collection of criticism, Gornick applies the same intelligence, honesty, and insight that define her memoirs to an analysis of love and marriage as literary themes in the twentieth century. She examines the work and lives of several authors she admires—including Grace Paley, Willa Cather, Jean Rhys, George Meredith, Jane Smiley, Richard Ford, and Andre Dubus—to ultimately posit that love, sexual fulfillment, and marriage are now exhausted as the metaphorical expressions of success and ha...

Fierce Attachments
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Fierce Attachments


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2005-09-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466819009


Fierce Attachments Book Description :

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These ...

The Situation in South Carolina

The Situation in South Carolina


  • Author : Michael Harriot
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1432722727


The Situation in South Carolina Book Description :

The Situation in South Carolina Heartstown South Carolina is a small, quaint segregated town filled faithful, god-fearing obedient families. When the Black community in this small city becomes fed up with years of police brutality and second-class treatment, they join together in an epic fight that exposes the inequality and corruption to the entire country. As the story unfolds, the entire nation becomes mesmerized by the incredibly complex story of murder, revenge and the faith of an entire community. Thousands of people from across the nation race to join this battle, not as a fight for the independence of a community, but as a symbol of every struggle for dignity and equality in the world. Soon, every eye in America becomes focused on the situati...

The Modern Arabic Short Story

The Modern Arabic Short Story


  • Author : Mohammad Shaheen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1989-05-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349077687


The Modern Arabic Short Story Book Description :

Far from being social, orthodox or merely anecdotal, modern Arabic fiction is in fact significant and radical in the world context of modern fiction, as this book shows. It includes an introduction to and critique of the short story as well as a selection of Arabic short stories, chosen and translated by the author....

The Story Within

The Story Within


  • Author : Laura Oliver, M.F.A.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101545805


The Story Within Book Description :

Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey.The Story Within employs the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing....

The Cat at the Wall
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Cat at the Wall


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554984923


The Cat at the Wall Book Description :

A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she’s just a cat. Or is she? It turns out that this particular cat is not used to thinking about anyone but herself. She was once a regular North American girl who only had to deal with normal middle-school problems — staying under the teachers’ radar, bullying her sister and the uncool kids at school, outsmarting her clueless parents. But that was before she died and came back to life as a cat, in a place with a whole different set of rules for survival. When the little boy is discovered, the soldie...

Kh  krit 70
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Kh krit 70


  • Author : Edmund G. Love
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814319173


Kh krit 70 Book Description :

Memoir of the author's boyhood in the early 1900's in a small village in southwestern Michigan....