This Boy S Life

Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198600
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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Cambridge Checkpoints Vce Text Guides This Boy S Life By Tobias Wolff

Author: Nick Konstantatos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139948776
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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591584872
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Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

Thematic Guide To Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328558
Size: 70.70 MB
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Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

Tobias Wolff S This Boy S Life

Author: Sue Sherman
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ISBN: 9781922243997
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Insight Text Guides are written by highly qualified specialists in the relevant area of literature or film. All writers are experienced teachers at secondary or tertiary level, and present clear, comprehensive and accessible analyses for students. This guide to Tobias Wolff's memoir covers context and background, genre, narrative structure and style, language, characters and themes.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Two Boys And A Girl

Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747528920
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The Bloomsbury Birthday Quids are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the Bloomsbury Classics. Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is Two Boys and a Girl by Tobias Wolff.

A Stranger S Journey

Author: David Mura
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820353469
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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 James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Garrett Hongo, 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.

First Words

Author: Paul Mandelbaum
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565127366
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Most kid write stories. A few of them grow up to be successful authors. Before Stephen King created Carrie, he created Jhonathan, at age nine. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, there was Manuel Citarro, detective in John Updike's hard-boiled mystery, written at fourteen. Before Jurassic Park, there was young Michael Crichton's story about the mysteriously wounded man lying unattended in the street. Editor Paul Mandelbaum persuaded our most popular American authors to share their childhood writings and their treasured photographs. What he's gathered is a fascinating, delightful collection of writing and early snapshots that reveal young minds at work, wrestling with early versions of ideas that were to take hold of their writings in later years. Of course, the young Madeline L'Engle would wonder about space and the meaning of eternity. Of course, Margaret Atwood would question conventional female behavior, arguing for the right to smoke cigars. First Words is an inspiration to budding writers and enthusiastic teachers, and a revelation for readers everywhere. This revised and condensed edition includes the following writers: Margaret Atwood Roy Blount, Jr. Paul Bowles Pat Conroy Michael Crichton Rita Dove Clyde Edgerton Gail Godwin Allan Gurganus Charles Johnson Stephen King Maxine Hong Kingston Ursula LeGuin Madeleine L'Engle Jill McCorkle Norman Mailer Joyce Carol Oates William Styron Amy Tan John Updike Gore Vidal Tobias Wolff