Issue 04 / 1995


4 / Creative Nonfiction Classics

Fundamental pieces of the genre

This issue addresses readers who are uncertain about the exact scope and focus of the genre—those who believe that nonfiction cannot maintain its integrity without traditional standards of journalistic integrity, as well as those who believe that “creative” is just another word for unusual prose and narrative experimentation.

Readers are introduced to fundamental pieces in the creative nonfiction canon including work by Gay Talese, John McPhee, Louis Simpson, Elizabeth Hodges, and others. Taken with Gutkind’s introduction, these essays showcase fact in a creative context, highlighting and defining the boundaries of the genre.

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