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A stranger's journey : race, identity, and narrative craft in writing, David Mura

Label
A stranger's journey : race, identity, and narrative craft in writing
Title
A stranger's journey
Title remainder
race, identity, and narrative craft in writing
Statement of responsibility
David Mura
Title variation
Race, identity, and narrative craft in writing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA, with A Stranger's Journey, David Mura has written a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American literature. Mura argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race, even as he elucidates timeless rules of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. His essays offer technique-focused readings of writers such as Junot Díaz, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Sherman Alexie, while making compelling connections to Mura's own life and work as a Japanese American writer. In A Stranger's Journey, Mura poses two central questions. The first involves identity: How is writing an exploration of who one is and one's place in the world? Mura examines how the myriad identities in our changing contemporary canon have led to new challenges regarding both craft and pedagogy. Here, like Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark or Jeff Chang's Who We Be, A Stranger's Journey breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture. The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth. Through this process, Mura candidly explores the newly evolved aesthetic principles of memoir and how questions of identity occupy a central place in contemporary memoir" --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mura, David
Dewey number
808.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN 187 .M87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative writing
  • Fiction
  • Autobiography
  • Literature and race
  • Autobiography
  • Creative writing
  • Fiction
Label
A stranger's journey : race, identity, and narrative craft in writing, David Mura
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. The world is what it is -- II. Story in fiction -- III. Narrative and identity in memoir -- IV. The writer's story -- Appendix. Seven basic writing assignments
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780820353463
Lccn
2017058467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028338864
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005895195
  • (OCoLC)on1005895195
Label
A stranger's journey : race, identity, and narrative craft in writing, David Mura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. The world is what it is -- II. Story in fiction -- III. Narrative and identity in memoir -- IV. The writer's story -- Appendix. Seven basic writing assignments
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780820353463
Lccn
2017058467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028338864
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005895195
  • (OCoLC)on1005895195

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