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Author Narayan, Kirin.
Title Alive in the writing [electronic resource] : crafting ethnography in the company of Chekhov / Kirin Narayan.
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  GN307.7 .N37 2012eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 154 p.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Story and theory. Taking stock: parts and wholes ; Looking back: the power of first impressions ; Scenes, summaries, events ; Situation, story, theory ; Chekhov as ethnographic muse -- 2. Place. The scene of writing ; Passage to more than a place ; The feel of a place ; Others' perceptions ; Landscapes transformed ; Wide angles and close-ups ; Painful places ; The meeting place of texts -- 3. Person. Types and individuals ; The embodied person ; Lives told by things ; Inner biography ; Nonhuman persons ; Imagining across time -- 4. Voice. How voices sound ; Key words, key concepts ; Transcribing conversation and performance ; Quotation and paraphrase ; Pauses, guarded words, words in veiled forms ; Cultivating your own voice -- 5. Self. Narrating ; Explaining ; Evoking ; Transforming ; Reframing ; Connecting -- Postscript : writing to be alive -- Using this book -- Further inspiration : helpful books on writing.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Ethnology -- Authorship.
Creative nonfiction -- Authorship.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ethnology in literature.
Related To Print version: Narayan, Kirin. Alive in the writing. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012. 9780226568188 0226568180 9780226568195 0226568199 (DLC) 2011023619
ISBN 0226567923 (electronic bk.)
9780226567921 (electronic bk.)
9780226568188 (alk. paper)
0226568180 (alk. paper)
9780226568195 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226568199 (pbk. : alk. paper)