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Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama ePub download

by Stephen Minot

  • Author: Stephen Minot
  • ISBN: 0139184678
  • ISBN13: 978-0139184673
  • ePub: 1153 kb | FB2: 1482 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div; 5th edition (November 1992)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 472
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Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama ePub download

Author Stephen Minot, drawing on his 24 years of college teaching and his work as a free-lance writer, presents each genre in a straightforward, nontechnical manner and shows how and where to begin writing in that genre, emphasizing creative expression and the development of personal style.

Appropriate for undergraduate courses in creative writing

Appropriate for undergraduate courses in creative writing. Appropriate for undergraduate courses in creative writing. This time-tested, hands-on introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a non-technical analysis of each genre. It also encourages writers to find their own voice and provides advice on how to begin writing creatively.

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Stephen Minot's THREE GENRES gives students a thorough introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing and addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a nontechnical analysis of each genre. Each genre section is self-contained, features complete works as examples, and provides advice on how to begin writing creatively in the genre. Stephen Minot's THREE GENRES gives students a thorough introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing and addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a nontechnical analysis of each genre.

Stephen Minot's THREE GENRES gives students a thorough introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing and addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a nontechnical analysis of each genre

Stephen Minot's THREE GENRES gives students a thorough introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing and addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a nontechnical analysis of each genre.

There are 5 main literature genres which include poetry, prose, drama, non-fiction and media. Before writing was invented, oral stories were commonly put into some sort of poetic form to make them easier to remember and recite

There are 5 main literature genres which include poetry, prose, drama, non-fiction and media. Each genre has its own merits and important place in history. Before writing was invented, oral stories were commonly put into some sort of poetic form to make them easier to remember and recite. Poetry today is usually written down but is still sometimes performed. A lot of people think of rhymes and counting syllables and lines when they think of poetry, and some poems certainly follow strict forms. But other types of poetry are so free-form that they lack any rhymes or common patterns. There are even kinds of poetry that cross genre lines, such as prose poetry.

Three Genres gives students a basic introduction to fiction/ literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama and .

Three Genres gives students a basic introduction to fiction/ literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama and helps them to develop their creative skills in each area. Written and compiled by Professor Stephen Minot, Three Genres serves as a very handy assistant to getting started in writing your own material, mainly thanks to Minot analyzing various stories and poems and dissecting them to the last detail. Minot also further delves into avoiding the pitfalls that plague newbie writers, which is in fact the most helpful part of the textbook.

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These three genres-lyrical, narrative, and dramatic-create an important presence in writing around the world and make up every type of poetry ever created

These three genres-lyrical, narrative, and dramatic-create an important presence in writing around the world and make up every type of poetry ever created. This is because each of these three genres can easily be divided into sub-groups and those sub-groups into more sub-groups and so on and so fortch. Essentially, they can make up an endless amounts of styles using endless amounts of techniques. New styles are created almost every day with the most famous being picked up by poetry journals around the world

Appropriate for undergraduate courses in creative writing. This time-tested, hands-on introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a non-technical analysis of each genre. It also encourages writers to find their own voice and provides advice on how to begin writing creatively.
Rainpick
Should have indicated it had highlighted pages...I woud have not considered it. It was OK and my daughter did not mind. Thank you and have a great day!
Qucid
I'm pretty sure the product I bought was the seventh edition, but I received the third edition. I really needed the seventh edition, so I proceeded to buy it elsewhere, having learned that you can't rely on Amazon to get specific editions of a text. The product even calls itself a 'hardcover'; indeed it is not.
Lucam
The book could have been written and organized a lot better. Even newer editions suffer from the same downfalls. Hopefully, one day, college professors will quit assigning it.
Androlhala
A text that has been around since the late 1960's through seven editions certainly has more durability than most. I've been using Three Genres in beginning creative writing classes, both on-campus and online, since the fourth edition, and I have yet to see a better text for the course. Minot's balance of traditional and newer approaches together with his lists of pitfalls for beginning writers may not appeal to all instructors, especially those with a less eclectic agenda than his, but a great many students over the years have appreciated his approach.

One older student of mine, already a several-times-published author taking the class to get his batteries recharged, said in his journal that he had for years read every book about writing that he could get his hands on but that Minot's was the first one he'd seen that put the whole subject together for him. In anonymous course evaluations, my students have consistently rated the text above average or excellent.

I'm currently using Minot's as a required text while recommending collateral readings in Strunk's The Elements of Style (now available online via Bartleby) and Stephen King's On Writing, which presents the subject from the less academic, more popular point of view.

No textbook will appeal to every instructor, but I would urge anyone teaching creative writing to give Three Genres a close look before making a decision.
MarF
I find that this text provides a better discussion of poetry than Janet Burroway's recent creative writing book, though her text is stronger in its discussion of fiction. While I don't agree with everything Minot says about writing (he can be too simplistic and authoritative in ways that could limit writers' expression and experimentation), and I don't like his selection of poems or stories very much, I use his book as simply one more resource for students. He offers another voice besides my own, and the class can dispute or agree with his comments if we so desire. The poetry chapters I've found most helpful are "Images," "The Sound of Words," and "Traditional Rhythms." I've also used parts of his fiction discussion. I supplement the book with many handouts (mostly poems) and some excerpts from Steve Kowit's In the Palm of Your Hand and Dorianne Laux/Kim Addonizio's The Poet's Companion. I use Burroway's text primarily for the fiction unit, and I also use parts of Jerome Stern's Making Shapely Fiction.
Kipabi
The book I ordered was used but in very good condition.

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