The passionate, accurate story: making your heart's truth into literature

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Milkweed Editions, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 197 pages
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User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

I used this book in a creative writing class from Donlu Thayer. It was an amazing class. I still remember how much I remember learning about myself writing the requisite autobiography, even if I don't know what happened to the autobiography itself. Read full review

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User Review  - Mathew Vicknair - Goodreads

The book makes more sense the farther you read into it. A special delight for anybody from the Midwest (as the author works from Minnesota). Read full review

Contents

introduction Writing Whole Literature
1
chapter one First Draft Work Is Like No Other Work
18
Leaving the Donnee as a Form of Love
30
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Carol Bly is the author of many books, including the story collection "My Lord Bag of Rice", the essay collection "Letters from the Country", & a book about writing short fiction, "The Passionate, Accurate Story". Bly currently teaches Ethics-in-Literature at the University of Minnesota. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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