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Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons
     

Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons

by Dan Crowe (Editor)
 

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These ingenious interviews will amuse, provoke and delight. Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a deceased icon. Pitch-perfect mimesis meets razor sharp literary criticism in the book that

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These ingenious interviews will amuse, provoke and delight. Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a deceased icon. Pitch-perfect mimesis meets razor sharp literary criticism in the book that refuses to let dead writers lie.

The contributors:

Rick Moody on Jimi Hendrix, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James, Douglas Coupland on Andy Warhol, Sam Leith on John Berryman, Geoff Dyer on Friedrich Nietzsche, A. M. Homes on Richard Nixon, David Mitchell on Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, John Burnside on Rachel Carson, ZZ Packer on Monsieur de Saint-George, Michel Faber on Marcel Duchamp, Rebecca Miller on the Marquis de Sade, Ian Rankin on Arthur Conan Doyle and Joyce Carol Oates on Robert Frost.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Some will make you see how skilful properly clued-up interviewers are, while others will make you hoot - Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph

Irresistible. [Filled with] erudite wit - Alice Jones, Independent

Entertaining... sometimes viciously funny - Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday

Diverting - Tom Gatti, New Statesman

Clever - Peter Conrad, Observer

Enormous fun - Bookseller

Intriguing and clever - The Star

Full of wit and imaginative verve - Sydney Morning HeraldStrangely addictive - NZ Listener

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847088277
Publisher:
Granta Books
Publication date:
10/06/2016
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Dan Crowe is the Editor-in-Chief & Co-Publisher of Port magazine. He has previously edited Writers on the Edge: Great Contemporary Authors on the Front Line of Crisis (Rizzoli, 2010), and How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors (Rizzoli, 2009). He lives in London.

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