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Voice & vision : a guide to writing history and other serious nonfiction

Author: Stephen J Pyne
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Voice and Vision is for those who wish to understand the ways in which literary considerations can enhance nonfiction writing. At issue is not whether writing is scholarly or popular, narrative or analytical, but whether it is good. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Pyne
ISBN: 9780674033306 0674033302 9780674060425 0674060423
OCLC Number: 261175555
Description: x, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Arts. In the beginning, words --
Art and craft --
Rules of engagement --
Nonfiction as writing --
Voice and vision --
Designing --
Plotting --
Transitioning --
Dramatizing --
Editing I --
Crafts. Prose --
Character --
Setting --
Point of view --
Showing and telling --
Editing II --
Figures of speech --
Technical information --
Questions of scale --
Doing it. Theory and practice --
Writing lives.
Other Titles: Voice and vision
Responsibility: Stephen J. Pyne.

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It has become commonplace these days to speak of "unpacking" texts. This book is about packing that prose in the first place. Pyne explores the many ways to understand what makes good nonfiction, and  Read more...
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[Pyne's] book is a tour de force of critical commentary and explanation. Voice and Vision is an engaging literary performance in its own right. -- Peter Cochrane The Australian 20100203 The book is Read more...

 
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