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Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times

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"In a time when everything around me seemed completely out of control, when lives were being cut short and fate seemed especially cruel, I had the need to get to an ending of something. I was desperate to know how things turned out, in fiction if not in life. More than ever, more than anything, I was a writer." —Alice Hoffman, from Writers on Writing

"The trial lawyer's job and the novelist's were, in some aspects, shockingly similar. Both involved the reconstruction of experience, usually through many voices....But there the paths deviated. In this arena the universal trumped; there were no prizes for being rarefied or ahead of the times. The trial lawyer who lost the audience also inevitably lost the case." —Scott Turow, from Writers on Writing

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805070859
Introduction by:
New York Times
Author:
Darnton, John
Author:
New York Times
Author:
The New York Times
Publisher:
Times Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.46 x 0.765 in

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"Review" by , "[A] thoughtful examination of writers' concerns about the creative process and the place of literature in America....[T]he essays are immediately engaging and compelling all the way through....Overall, the writers' pensiveness and amity make for a thought-provoking yet reassuring read — a good bedside book."
"Review" by , "The essays...are all unified by an overwhelming sense of generosity of spirit, of writers offering encouragement, reflection, and introspection..."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the finest series of literary essays found in newsprint...is now, hallelujah, preserved in book form....[P]iquant, bracing, and virtuosic essays that are as much about life as they are about creativity."
"Review" by , "[An] intimate, chatty collection....What emerges is a sense of the mysterious way in which fiction chooses those with not merely good stories to tell but dedication to the physical act of writing itself."
"Review" by , "Teens interested in writing fiction will find inspiration, advice, and humor in these 43 essays....Teens will be familiar with some if not all of the writers in this collection, but all of these fine authors have something enlightening to say."
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