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How to write an autobiographical novel : essays / by Alexander Chee.

By: Chee, Alexander [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 280 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781328764522; 1328764524.Subject(s): Chee, Alexander | Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography | Autobiography -- Korean American authors | Gay men -- United States -- Biography | Authorship | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing | LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays | LITERARY COLLECTIONS / LGBT | Authors, American | Authorship | Autobiography -- Korean American authors | Gay men | United States | 2000-2099Genre/Form: Nonfiction. | Autobiographies. | Autobiographies. | Biography. | Essays. | Autobiographies. | Essays.Additional physical formats: Online version:: How to write an autobiographical novel.
Contents:
The curse -- The querent -- The writing life -- 1989 -- Girl -- After Peter -- My parade -- Mr. and Mrs. B -- 100 things about writing a novel -- The rosary -- Inheritance -- Impostor -- The autobiography of my novel -- The guardians -- How to write an autobiographical novel -- On becoming an American writer.
Summary: "From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring how we form our identities in life, in politics, and in art"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: " ... How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation's history, including his father's death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing--Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley--the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump."--Front flip cover.
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The curse -- The querent -- The writing life -- 1989 -- Girl -- After Peter -- My parade -- Mr. and Mrs. B -- 100 things about writing a novel -- The rosary -- Inheritance -- Impostor -- The autobiography of my novel -- The guardians -- How to write an autobiographical novel -- On becoming an American writer.

"From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring how we form our identities in life, in politics, and in art"-- Provided by publisher.

" ... How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation's history, including his father's death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing--Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley--the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump."--Front flip cover.

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