Good Prose

The Art of Nonfiction
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Product Number: DD36064
Released: Dec 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541415409
Narrator/s: Sean Pratt
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing-about the creation of good prose-and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of the Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him, and from that article grew a lifelong association. Before long, Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, the first book the two worked on together, had won the Pulitzer Prize. Good Prose explores three major nonfiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Kidder and Todd draw candidly, sometimes comically, on their own experience-their mistakes as well as accomplishments-to demonstrate the pragmatic ways in which creative problems get solved. They also turn to the works of a wide range of writers, novelists as well as nonfiction writers, for models and instruction. They talk about narrative strategies, about the ethical challenges of nonfiction, and about the realities of making a living as a writer. They offer some tart and emphatic opinions on the current state of language. And they take a clear stand against playing loose with the facts. Their advice is always grounded in the practical world of writing and publishing.

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Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
Genre: Language Arts
Product Number Z100130046
Released: Dec 05, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541495401
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