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Old friend from far away : the practice of writing memoir
Format:
Book
Title:
Old friend from far away : the practice of writing memoir
ISBN:
9781416535027
Edition:
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, 2007.
Physical Description:
xxi, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Go -- I Remember -- Test I -- No One Has Ever Died -- Three -- Jean Rhys -- Four-Letter Word -- Peach -- James Baldwin -- Again -- Test II -- Third -- Steve Almond -- Nuts -- Grade 48 -- No Mush -- Sideways Step -- Test III -- I Remember -- Monkey Mind -- Wild at Heart -- Allen Ginsberg -- Great Students -- Moment -- Zora Neal Hurston -- Reading Aloud -- Sitting -- Hand -- Hearing -- Chin -- Tongue -- Just Sitting -- or Do the Neola -- Practice Notebook -- Walking -- Linda Gregg -- Cook -- Verb -- Hard and Soft -- More Than Ten Minutes -- Sprinting -- Jimmy Santiago Baca -- Addict -- Polite -- Facing It -- Boring -- Ordinary -- Lie -- Weather -- Fantasy -- Test IV -- Cezanne -- Joan Mitchell -- Sickness -- Driving -- Paris -- Birthday -- Say -- Close -- No Whining -- Reading Life -- Suicide -- Death -- Sex -- or Money -- Fat -- Smoke -- Chang-Rae Lee -- Fight -- Four Words -- Spit -- Test V -- Blind -- Politics -- Not You -- Half'n Half -- Place -- No Topic -- Title -- Implied -- Caryl Phillips -- House -- Recipe -- Diet -- Structure -- Vast -- Turning Around -- Well -- Guidelines and Suggestions for Writing Memoir -- Some Great Memoirs to Read.
Summary:
Millions of Americans want to write about their lives. With this book as the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find the detail and truth that give their written words power and authenticity, and unfold the natural structure of the stories they carry within. Through timed, associative, and meditative exercises, writing teacher Goldberg guides you to the attentive state of thought in which you discover and open forgotten doors of memory. At once a celebration of the memoir form, an innovative course full of practical teachings, and a meditation on consciousness, love, life, and death, this book welcomes aspiring writers of all levels and encourages them to find their unique voice to tell their stories.--From publisher description.
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