How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Written By Alexander Chee
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
  • Publsiher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 17 April 2018
  • ISBN : 1328764419
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 7 reviews
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Download or read book entitled How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by author: Alexander Chee which was release on 17 April 2018 and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with total page 288 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf Awareness, Tor.com, Entertainment Cheat Sheet, Roads and Kingdoms, Chicago Public Library, Hyphen Magazine, Entropy Magazine,The Chicago Review of Books, The Coil, iBooks, and Washington Independent Review of Books Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction * Recipient of the Lambda Literary Trustees' Award Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay * Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art. As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by the New York Times, and "brilliant" by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he’s sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump. By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf ...

Nineteen to Life

Nineteen to Life
  • Author : LJ Reed
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Nineteen to Life By: LJ Reed For the past forty-five years, LJ Reed has dealt with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a result of combat while fighting as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War. In Nineteen to Life, the author writes an honest and revealing ...

Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing
  • Author : Celia Hunt
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : 'It was the author's own experience of fictional autobiography that led Celia Hunt serendipiditously to appreciate that such writing could be therapeutic. She noticed, for example, and this was subsequently echoed in many of her students' experiences, a beneficial psychological change - and increased inner freedom, greater psychic flexability (perhaps ...

Saguna

Saguna
  • Author : Krupabai Satthianadhan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Published in 1895, Saguna is the first autobiographical novel in English written by an Indian woman. Through the story of a rebellious adolescent torn between the old world and the new, the author portrays the experience of growing up in a family recently converted to Christianity - the breaking away from ...

On Life writing

On Life writing
  • Author : Zachary Leader
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 317
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : On Life-Writing offers a sampling of approaches to the study of life-writing. The collection brings together eminent scholars and writers to reflect on specific examples of life-writing to reflect broader themes within the genre....

The Words to Say it

The Words to Say it
  • Author : Marie Cardinal,Pat Goodheart
  • Publisher : Van Vactor & Goodheart
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 308
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Summary : A young woman struggles for seven years with the aid of a psychoanalyst to overcome insanity and begin a new life...

Ward 7

Ward 7
  • Author : Valeriĭ Tarsis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Soviet author, out of favor with the government, is committed to a psychiatric hospital which, in reality, is a political prison....

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Encyclopedia of Life Writing
  • Author : Margaretta Jolly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Total pages : 1150
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and ...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Author : Frederic P. Miller,Agnes F. Vandome,John McBrewster
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-12-15
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a six-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character ...

The Naked Triangle

The Naked Triangle
  • Author : Balawanta Gāragī
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Read online The Naked Triangle written by Balawanta Gāragī, published by which was released on 1979. Download full The Naked Triangle Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Blue Hippopotamus

The Blue Hippopotamus
  • Author : Paul Ehrlich
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Writing The Blue Hippopotamus was great fun—sort of reliving my early life and making some incidents even better than they were the first time. What I wanted most of all was to write a page-turner, to give the reader a chance to actually live and feel what I had ...

Design and Truth in Autobiography

Design and Truth in Autobiography
  • Author : Roy Pascal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Originally published in 1960. Is there an art of autobiography? What are its origins and how has it come to acquire the form we know today? For what does the autobiographer seek, and why should it be so popular? This study suggests some of the answers to these questions. It takes ...

Jacob An Autobiographical Novel

Jacob   An Autobiographical Novel
  • Author : Irving Fineman
  • Publisher : Stoddard Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03
  • Total pages : 308
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Summary : PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a ...

Call Me Waiter

Call Me Waiter
  • Author : Joseph Torra
  • Publisher : Pressed Wafer Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 134
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Fiction. CALL ME WAITER is a memoir, with a few liberties taken, of poet and novelist Joseph Torra's twenty years as a waiter and "working the stick" (bartending) in and around Boston. Restaurant work was Torra's night job affording him the time to write his poems (Keeping Watching the Sky, ...

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction
  • Author : Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Total pages : 2220
  • ISBN : 1328764419
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Summary : Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently ...