Face to Face: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists

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Just as writers of fiction offer new and interesting ways of looking at the world, the "literary" interview has evolved into an integral part of the process by providing a bridge not only between the author and the reader but between the fictional work and subsequent critical analysis. In Face to Face Allen Vorda offers the reader and in-depth look into the creative process of nine contemporary novelists. Interviews with such diverse writers as Robert Stone, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Marilynne Robinson cover not only ...
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Overview

Just as writers of fiction offer new and interesting ways of looking at the world, the "literary" interview has evolved into an integral part of the process by providing a bridge not only between the author and the reader but between the fictional work and subsequent critical analysis. In Face to Face Allen Vorda offers the reader and in-depth look into the creative process of nine contemporary novelists. Interviews with such diverse writers as Robert Stone, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Marilynne Robinson cover not only the authors' work but also why they became writers, their writing habits, and opinions about other writers' books. Face To Face will appeal to readers of contemporary fiction as well as to literary critics and scholars.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780892633234
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Stuck on the Margins: An Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro 1
A Continuing Act of Wonder: An Interview with Max Apple 37
A Fish Swims in My Lung: An Interview with Cristina Garcia 61
I Come from a Place That's Very Unreal: An Interview with Jamaica Kincaid 77
A Hard Kind of Play: An Interview with Ron Hansen 107
The Forging of Science Fiction: An Interview with Greg Bear 117
A Life of Perished Things: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson 153
Examining the Disease: An Interview with Hubert Selby, Jr. 185
Stroking the Sweet-Sour Depths: An Interview with Robert Stone 211
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