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Phillip Lopate

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About the Author

Phillip Lopate is the author of more than a dozen books, including three personal essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body; and Waterfront. He directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
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(eng) Correct spelling of author's first name is Phillip, not Philip. .

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Tekijän teokset

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 1,344 kappaletta
American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now (2006) — Toimittaja — 275 kappaletta
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Toimittaja — 274 kappaletta
Against Joie de Vivre (1989) 107 kappaletta
Portrait Inside My Head: Essays (2013) 71 kappaletta
Portrait of My Body (1996) 70 kappaletta
Totally, Tenderly, Tragically (1998) 66 kappaletta
Notes on Sontag (2009) 55 kappaletta
Two Marriages (2008) 54 kappaletta

Associated Works

Rereadings (2005) — Avustaja — 670 kappaletta
Irretrievable (1892) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset278 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Avustaja — 225 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
Brooklyn Was Mine (2008) — Johdanto — 63 kappaletta
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Malaparte: A House Like Me (1999) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity (1996) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset46 kappaletta
New Worlds 5 (1973) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Toward the Livable City (2003) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Beyond Document: Essays on Nonfiction Film (1996) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Lives of the Hudson (2010) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
American Review 25 (1976) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Telephone #9 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Literature written for and about New York is organized in chronological order in Writing New York: a Literary Anthology. In the diary of Philip Hone you will read about a child abandoned on his doorstep. Henry David Thoreau goes wandering around Staten Island looking for nature. You will read the day-long observations of Nathaniel Parker Willis. Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener has a place. Fanny Fern, also known as Sara Payson Willis, contributes as the first woman newspaper columnist in the United States. You'll learn that O. Henry started writing fiction in prison. James Huneker will tell you about the New York public urban parks: Battery, Corlears, Gramercy, Bronx, and Central, to name a few. Charles Reznikoff would walk twenty miles a day and by default find interesting material for his poetry. E.B. White chimes in. William Carlos Williams was called the "bard of Rutherford, New Jersey", but he wrote about New York City with such eloquence. You will read a fraction of a biography of LaGuardia by Robert Moses and hear from Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Ralph Ellison, and so many more.… (lisätietoja)
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SeriousGrace | Oct 22, 2023 |
Writing about yourself seems like an incredibly easy task at first. Doing so in a way that captures the attention of an audience, however, is in truth quite difficult. Augustine of Hippo wrote his psychologically probing Confessions at the end of the fourth century CE and opened up the world of conveying a message with one’s life story. Ambitious authors have been doing so ever since, and the rate of personal nonfiction writing is only increasing in recent decades. In these reflections, writing professor Phillip Lopate explores effective ways to do this by looking at how great historical and recent authors did this.

The title of this book is accurate, but some of the promotional hype is not. This is not a “nuts-and-bolts” treatment of writing literary nonfiction. Its form is not like a writing workshop, and those who look for practical, actionable pointers will be let down. Instead, Lopate provides authors’ stories to convey his lessons. This illustrates the art while teasing out its underlying methods. Although a replay of literary history might at first sound boring, this master teacher knows how to keep readers engaged with their hearts and heads while conveying the information.

Lopate shares brief, eloquent biographies of authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Baldwin through their personal writings. Though all centered around individual knowledge, related genres vary from personal essays to memoirs. Interested writers cannot acquire academic credentials every time to write a book, so composing nonfiction requires a broader understanding of how knowledge can be gained and an appreciation of the limits of one’s knowledge. Learning to do this by understanding past masters provides the most effective way of mastering this craft.

This book interests and engages readers first. It’s simply not boring. Again, those looking for an analytical treatment will be let down because this work itself shows how “to show and to tell.” Writers of nonfiction can learn much from this master. Those left wanting to learn more can consult the extensive bibliography at the end of the book for beneficial deep dives. Even when the material became a bit dense, Lopate’s storytelling took over and carried me safe and sound unto the end. I’m glad I read this book.
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scottjpearson | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |
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betty_s | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 18, 2023 |
Phillip Lopate has a long list of titles gathered throughout his career; Novelist, Critic, Poet etc. but perhaps one of his greatest gifts to the literary world is this incredible anthology of essays providing a wide range of thought provoking pieces spanning 25 years. The essays range from a bit older and possibly not your cup of tea to absolutely brilliant, relevant, and fascinating. Some of the brightest thinkers of our time are represented in this anthology, which is well thought out, organized, and easy to navigate. There is something in this brilliant collection for every person, no matter your typical topic preferences.

Thank you so much to Netgalley and of course the brilliant Phillip Lopate for providing me with an e-copy of this lovely collection and allowing me to share my honest opinion.

I highly recommend you pick this collection up as soon as possible.
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chasingholden | Apr 26, 2022 |



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