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Phillip Lopate

Autor(a) de The Art of the Personal Essay

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About the Author

Phillip Lopate is the author of more than a dozen books, including three personal essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body; and Waterfront. He directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
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(eng) Correct spelling of author's first name is Phillip, not Philip. .

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Séries

Obras por Phillip Lopate

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Editor; Contribuidor — 1,370 exemplares
American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now (2006) — Editor — 279 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Editor — 274 exemplares
Against Joie de Vivre (1989) 107 exemplares
Portrait Inside My Head: Essays (2013) 75 exemplares
Portrait of My Body (1996) 70 exemplares
Totally, Tenderly, Tragically (1998) 67 exemplares
Notes on Sontag (2009) 56 exemplares
Two Marriages (2008) 54 exemplares

Associated Works

Rereadings (2005) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
Irretrievable (1892) — Posfácio, algumas edições283 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 226 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Brooklyn Was Mine (2008) — Introdução — 63 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Malaparte: A House Like Me (1999) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições47 exemplares
New Worlds 5 (1973) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Toward the Livable City (2003) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Beyond Document: Essays on Nonfiction Film (1996) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Lives of the Hudson (2010) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
American Review 25 (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Telephone #9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lopate, Phillip
Data de nascimento
1943-11-16
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Educação
Columbia University (BA)
Union University (PhD)
Ocupações
film critic
essayist
poet
teacher
professor
Organizações
Hofstra University
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts grant
Guggenheim Fellowship
Nota de desambiguação
Correct spelling of author's first name is Phillip, not Philip.
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Críticas

Effective, thought-provoking. A supplement that works best when used with a wide range of sample essays and writing prompts. One of the best parts of reading Lopate is his transparency when it comes to his own prejudices when it comes to approaches. The discussions in the classroom help students on either side of an idea to assess their own approaches and to be more deliberate in what they set out to accomplish.
 
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DAGray08 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Literature written for and about New York is organized in chronological order in Writing New York: a Literary Anthology. In the diary of Philip Hone you will read about a child abandoned on his doorstep. Henry David Thoreau goes wandering around Staten Island looking for nature. You will read the day-long observations of Nathaniel Parker Willis. Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener has a place. Fanny Fern, also known as Sara Payson Willis, contributes as the first woman newspaper columnist in the United States. You'll learn that O. Henry started writing fiction in prison. James Huneker will tell you about the New York public urban parks: Battery, Corlears, Gramercy, Bronx, and Central, to name a few. Charles Reznikoff would walk twenty miles a day and by default find interesting material for his poetry. E.B. White chimes in. William Carlos Williams was called the "bard of Rutherford, New Jersey", but he wrote about New York City with such eloquence. You will read a fraction of a biography of LaGuardia by Robert Moses and hear from Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Ralph Ellison, and so many more.… (mais)
 
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SeriousGrace | Oct 22, 2023 |
Writing about yourself seems like an incredibly easy task at first. Doing so in a way that captures the attention of an audience, however, is in truth quite difficult. Augustine of Hippo wrote his psychologically probing Confessions at the end of the fourth century CE and opened up the world of conveying a message with one’s life story. Ambitious authors have been doing so ever since, and the rate of personal nonfiction writing is only increasing in recent decades. In these reflections, writing professor Phillip Lopate explores effective ways to do this by looking at how great historical and recent authors did this.

The title of this book is accurate, but some of the promotional hype is not. This is not a “nuts-and-bolts” treatment of writing literary nonfiction. Its form is not like a writing workshop, and those who look for practical, actionable pointers will be let down. Instead, Lopate provides authors’ stories to convey his lessons. This illustrates the art while teasing out its underlying methods. Although a replay of literary history might at first sound boring, this master teacher knows how to keep readers engaged with their hearts and heads while conveying the information.

Lopate shares brief, eloquent biographies of authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Baldwin through their personal writings. Though all centered around individual knowledge, related genres vary from personal essays to memoirs. Interested writers cannot acquire academic credentials every time to write a book, so composing nonfiction requires a broader understanding of how knowledge can be gained and an appreciation of the limits of one’s knowledge. Learning to do this by understanding past masters provides the most effective way of mastering this craft.

This book interests and engages readers first. It’s simply not boring. Again, those looking for an analytical treatment will be let down because this work itself shows how “to show and to tell.” Writers of nonfiction can learn much from this master. Those left wanting to learn more can consult the extensive bibliography at the end of the book for beneficial deep dives. Even when the material became a bit dense, Lopate’s storytelling took over and carried me safe and sound unto the end. I’m glad I read this book.
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scottjpearson | 4 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
 
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betty_s | 8 outras críticas | Sep 18, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
40
Also by
22
Membros
3,501
Popularidade
#7,265
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
50
ISBN
79
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
2

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