The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (Paperback)Robert Root (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 221 x 142 x 14 mm
Root's is a welcome calm, clear voice in the often-confusing discussions surrounding what some refer to as the 'fourth genre,' i.e., literary nonfiction. Offering a 'poetics' of nonfiction, [he] provides an incisive exploration of the myriad terms for the genre and lively discussions of the range and depth of experimental forms within it and of research, truth, the segmented essay, and the role of 'white space.' * CHOICE *
[A]n invaluable tool for the classroom and any writer in the field. -- Kristen Iversen, The University of Memphis
The Nonfictionist's Guide is essential reading for all writers and teachers of creative nonfiction. In clear and elegant prose, Robert Root explores the deepest questions about the genre and demonstrates how to shape nonfiction texts that aspire to the condition of art. -- Rebecca McClanahan, author, Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively and The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings
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