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ERIC Number: ED453551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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What Is a Voice? (And Where Can I Buy One?)
Williams, Robert Hillis
Virginia English Bulletin, v50 n1 Spr 2000
This article tells the story of a writer for whom "voice" is an important element that he feels he once had but has lost in his writing. The article mostly places the blame on his trying to please teachers and professors and listening to their comments about his writing. It quotes many scholars (such as Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner) and authors (such as Truman Capote and T.S. Eliot) on just what "voice" is, but the writer's own definition does not exactly satisfy him. It concludes that perhaps "voice" can only be defined by living it, narrating it, writing it, and the writer hopes that he might find his voice again within the "fragments" he experiences in his life. (NKA)
Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Virginia English Bulletin, P.O. Box 6935, Radford, VA 24142.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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