Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780140265309
  • ISBN10: 0140265309

Living to Tell the Tale a Guide to Writing Memoir

by Jane Taylor McDonnell

  • List Price: $15.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 93%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $21.05
Marketplace Item
Description: "Writing is a second chance at life", writes Jane McDonnell. "I think all writing constitutes an effort to establish our own meaningfulness, even in the midst of sadness and disappointment". In Living to Tell the Tale, McDonnell draws on this impulse, as well as her own experiences as a writer and teacher of memoir, to give us what should become the definitive book on writing "crisis memoirs" and other kinds of personal narrative.

She provides specific techniques and advice to help the writer discover his or her inner voice, recognize -- and then silence -- the inner censor, begin a narrative, and develop it with such aids as photographs and documents. Citing many landmark works such as Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, as well as unpublished writings, McDonnell shows how writers can recreate past experiences through memories, and imaginatively reshape material into the story that needs to be told. Each chapter concludes with exercises to help the writer grapple with particular problems, such as trying to write about experiences that are only partly recalled. McDonnell also offers a list of recommended reading.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
phillysilly.2008
Location: Geraldine, AL
Good
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade.
$1.11
bacobooks
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
$2.23
One Planet Books
Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$3.36
Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.21
Dunaway Books
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Marking.
$6.61
SurplusTextSeller
Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$6.70
HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$7.30
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$7.31
Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$7.36
HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.42
Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$9.27
MYBOOKSnME
Location: MIAMI GARDENS, FL
Very Good
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Audience: General/trade. BOX #
[...]
$10.07
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$21.05
citynightsbooks
Location: Allston, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Book First pb printing. A near-new, unread copy with boxcutter slash to 1-1/2" at bottom of front cover and first leaf. In demand and scarce in good condition. 161 pp.
$50.62
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).