Handling the Truth

Handling the Truth

On the Writing of Memoir

Book - 2013
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As the acclaimed author of five memoirs spanning significant turning points in her life, Beth Kephart has been both blessed and bruised by the genre. In Handling the Truth, she thinks out loud about the form—on how it gets made, on what it means to make it, on the searing language of truth, on the thin line between remembering and imagining, and, finally, on the rights of memoirists. Drawing on proven writing lessons and classic examples, on the work of her students and on her own memories of weather, landscape, color, and love, Kephart probes the wrenching and essential questions that lie at the heart of memoir. A beautifully written work in its own right, Handling the Truth is Kephart’s memoir-writing guide for those who read or seek to write the truth.
Publisher: New York, New York, USA : Gotham Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781592408153
159240815X
Branch Call Number: 808.06692 KEPHART
808.06692 K441H 2013
Characteristics: xiii, 254 pages ; 21 cm

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