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ISBN: 0374167338 / ISBN-13: 9780374167332

The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Vivian Gornick

    The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

    Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2001
    English
    112 pages

    ISBN: 0374167338
    ISBN-13: 9780374167332

    Using some of the best memoirs and essays of the past 100 years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated nonfiction of the century in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, and Oscar Wilde.

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Ugils73

The Unconscious and the "I" Narrator

by Ugils73 on Nov 9, 2014

Gornick shows us how various essayists and memoirists, from classic writers such as Thomas De Quincey to Joan Didion and James Baldwin, work out the idea of self into a story that shapes experience, transforms event, and delivers wisdom. It's not so much what has happened to the writers, but rather what they make of what happened. This is not a "how to" write a memoir, but a close analysis of each writer's voice and "style" as it's revealed in how they each try to come to grips with who they are. Gornick's insights take one's breath away.

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