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The Writer's Life: Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame from the Diaries of the World's Great Writers

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PAUL AUSTER  ¸  CHARLOTTE BRONTE  ¸  WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS  ¸  NOEL COWARD  ¸  GUSTAVE FLAUBERT  ¸  ANNE FRANK  ¸  FRANZ KAFKA

Ambition. Fame. Sex. Envy. Gossip. Money. Death. They re all here, in this dazzling book of quotations--many of them previously unpublished--from the diaries, journals, and notebooks of the world s greatest writers. Arranged chronologically, from the fervent declarations of youth to the serene reflections of old age, The Writer's Life spans twenty-three countries and four centuries to observe the entire spectrum of the human condition, with particular attention to the joys and agonies of literary endeavor. Eloquent, candid, brimming with passion, insight and wit, the result is an invaluable resource for any writer--or for anyone seeking expert instruction in the art of being human.

On inspiration: "I am going to write because I cannot help it."    

--Charlotte Bronte

  

On fame: "I dream that my face appears on a postage stamp."    

--John Cheever    

On sex: "In petting there is no Mason-Dixon line."    

--Delmore Schwartz  

On keeping a journal: "Writing a journal means that facing your ocean you are afraid to swim across it, so you attempt to drink it drop by drop."    

--George Sand      

    

HERMAN MELVILLE  ¸  SYLVIA PLATH  ¸  JAMES SALTER  ¸  SAPPHIRE  ¸  MARY SHELLEY  ¸  HENRY DAVID THOREAU  ¸  LEO TOLSTOY  ¸  ALICE WALKER  ¸  OSCAR WILDE

Synopsis:

Ambition. Fame. Sex. Envy. Gossip. Money. Death. They're all here, in this book of quotations - many of them previously unpublished - from the diaries, journals, and notebooks of the world's greatest writers. Arranged chronologically, from the fervent declarations of youth to the serene reflections of old age, The Writer's Life spans twenty-three countries and four centuries to observe the entire spectrum of the human condition, with particular attention to the joys and agonies of literary endeavor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679769576
Subtitle:
Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame from the Diaries of the W orld's Great Writers
Editor:
Edgarian, Carol
Editor:
Jenkins, Tom
Editor:
Edgarian, Carol
Editor:
Jenks, Tom
Author:
Edgarian, Carol
Editor:
Jenks, Tom
Editor:
Jenkins, Tom
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Authors -- Diaries.
Subject:
Life -- Literary collections.
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
166
Publication Date:
19971028
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.69 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ambition. Fame. Sex. Envy. Gossip. Money. Death. They're all here, in this book of quotations - many of them previously unpublished - from the diaries, journals, and notebooks of the world's greatest writers. Arranged chronologically, from the fervent declarations of youth to the serene reflections of old age, The Writer's Life spans twenty-three countries and four centuries to observe the entire spectrum of the human condition, with particular attention to the joys and agonies of literary endeavor.
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