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The Resource Writing hard stories : celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma, Melanie Brooks

Writing hard stories : celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma, Melanie Brooks

Label
Writing hard stories : celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma
Title
Writing hard stories
Title remainder
celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her--including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori--to answer these questions. Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work through their challenging stories. It features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Melanie
Dewey number
808.06/692
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT25
LC item number
.B75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Psychic trauma in literature
Label
Writing hard stories : celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma, Melanie Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Andre Dubus III -- Sue William Silverman -- Michael Patrick MacDonald -- Joan Wickersham -- Kyoko Mori -- Richard Hoffman -- Suzanne Strempek Shea -- Abigail Thomas -- Monica Wood -- Mark Doty -- Edwidge Danticat -- Marianne Leone -- Jerald Walker -- Kate Bornstein -- Jessica Handler -- Richard Blanco -- Alysia Abbott -- Kim Stafford
Control code
ocn949639898
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780807078815
Lccn
2016023104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639898
Label
Writing hard stories : celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma, Melanie Brooks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Andre Dubus III -- Sue William Silverman -- Michael Patrick MacDonald -- Joan Wickersham -- Kyoko Mori -- Richard Hoffman -- Suzanne Strempek Shea -- Abigail Thomas -- Monica Wood -- Mark Doty -- Edwidge Danticat -- Marianne Leone -- Jerald Walker -- Kate Bornstein -- Jessica Handler -- Richard Blanco -- Alysia Abbott -- Kim Stafford
Control code
ocn949639898
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780807078815
Lccn
2016023104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639898

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