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In his bestselling novel Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo--a laboratory mouse and a man--who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. For the first time, readers, writers, teachers, and students can glimpse the creative life behind this cherished novel.

Including the original novelette version of Flowers for Algernon

"An insightful first-person account of the difficulties and joys of the writing life, and . . . one of the most useful writers' manuals to be published in a long time. " --School Library Journal

Daniel Keyes, the author of eight books, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. Professor emeritus at Ohio University, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Synopsis:

In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form.

All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.

About the Author

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He has worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor. The author of eight books, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Table of Contents

PART ONE THE MAZE OF TIME

1 My Writing Cellar

2 The White Mouse

3 Second Acting

4 Breaking Dishes

5 I Become Ship's Doctor

PART TWO FROM SHIP TO SHRINK

6 Inkblots

7 The Boy on Book Mountain

8 Silence of the Psychoanalysts

9 First Published Stories

10 Editing Pulps and Writing Comic Books

PART THREE MIND OVER MATTER

11 Looking for Charlie

12 Charlie Finds Me

13 Getting There

14 Rejection and Acceptance

PART FOUR THE ALCHEMY OF WRITING

15 Transformations: From Story to Teleplay to Novel

16 Rejected Again

17 Of Love and Endings

18 We Find a Home

PART FIVE POST-PUBLICATION BLUES

19 "Don't Hide Your Light Under a Bushel"

20 When Are Writers Like Saints?

21 Charly Goes Hollywood

22 Broadway Bound

23 And Then What Happened?

Afterword: My "What Would Happen If...?" Is Happening

Acknowledgments

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

Complete original novelette version

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156029995
Author:
Keyes, Daniel
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Author:
iel
Author:
Keyes, Dan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Surgery
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
People with mental disabilities
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form.

All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.

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