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us: Creative nonfiction


  • Here are entered works that use literary styles and techniques to present factually accurate narratives in a compelling, vivid manner.

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    • us: Fourth genre (Creative nonfiction)
    • us: Literary nonfiction
    • us: Narrative nonfiction
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  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Myburgh, H.M.M. Die vierde genre, 2009
    • found: Pearson website, Sept. 10, 2009 (Fourth Genre; evolving genre of creative nonfiction; acknowledging the literary impulse of nonfiction to be a fourth genre equivalent to poetry, fiction, and drama; subgenres of the nonfiction form, including memoir, nature writing, personal essays, literary journalism, cultural criticism, and travel writing)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 10, 2009 (Creative nonfiction (also known as literary or narrative nonfiction) is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives; contrasts with other nonfiction, such as technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact, but is not primarily written in service to its craft)
    • found: Creative nonfiction WWW site, Feb. 22, 2010: (Creative nonfiction: the literary craft of presenting nonfiction -- that is, factually accurate prose about real people and events -- in a compelling, vivid manner; creative nonfiction writers do not make things up, they make ideas and information that already exists more interesting and often more accessible; presents or treats information using the tools of the fiction writer while maintaining allegiance to fact; the genre has been an anchoring element of the literary world for many years)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works that use literary styles and techniques to present factually accurate narratives in a compelling, vivid manner.
  • Change Notes

    • 2009-09-10: new
    • 2010-03-26: revised
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