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On Writing
     

On Writing

by Robert McCrum
 
Why do authors write? How do they go about it? What is good writing?In On Writing, Robert McCrum collects together his questions and reflections on the nature of writing from his Observer newspaper column. In them he explores the sometimes tricky relationship between writing and commerce, looks at the state of modern literature, and asks where great writing really

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Why do authors write? How do they go about it? What is good writing?In On Writing, Robert McCrum collects together his questions and reflections on the nature of writing from his Observer newspaper column. In them he explores the sometimes tricky relationship between writing and commerce, looks at the state of modern literature, and asks where great writing really comes from – can it be taught, or is it borne out of author experience?A unique and informed view on writing and how it is affected by the shifting technological world we live in, On Writing is the perfect short read for those who love books, or are looking for a little writing guidance for themselves.On Writing is the companion volume to Robert McCrum On Authors and On Reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852655139
Publisher:
Guardian Books
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
Guardian Shorts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
220 KB

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Meet the Author

Robert McCrum, now literary editor of London's Observer, was the editor-in-chief of the publishing firm Faber & Faber in London for nearly 20 years. The author of six highly acclaimed novels and coauthor of the bestselling The Story of English, his latest work is an illuminating look at the life of one of his literary heroes, P. G. Wodehouse.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1953
Place of Birth:
Cambridge, England
Education:
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England, 1972-75; University of Pennsylvania, 1975-76

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