To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate’s informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell reads like a long walk with a favorite professor—refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
Essays on the art of the personal essay. Lopate is a fan of both showing and telling, and defends the essay as a meandering exploration of a person’s thoughts, following them down whatever paths they go. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Parthurbook - LibraryThing
An attention-grabbing conflation of technical advice and mastercraft acknowledgment. Lapote writes with enthusiasm and appreciation, and inspires me to both read and to write. Most importantly, he ... Read full review