The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative
ISBN: 0374528586
EAN13: 9780374528584
Language: English
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Taking readers on a tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, and Marguerite Duras.