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Passion and Craft: Conversations with Notable Writers
     

Passion and Craft: Conversations with Notable Writers

by Bonnie Lyons
 

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The twelve contemporary fiction writers interviewed in PASSION AND CRAFT go beyond the merely autobiographical, revealing that, despite their differences, they share passionate devotion and discipline for their craft. Their comments will interest readers devoted to their novels and stories, other writers, and aspiring writers. 12 photos.

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The twelve contemporary fiction writers interviewed in PASSION AND CRAFT go beyond the merely autobiographical, revealing that, despite their differences, they share passionate devotion and discipline for their craft. Their comments will interest readers devoted to their novels and stories, other writers, and aspiring writers. 12 photos.

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Library Journal
Two English professors have edited unsigned interviews with 12 contemporary fiction writers: Julia Alvarez, Rick Bass, Gina Berriault, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Andre Dubus, Richard Ford, Thom Jones, Bobbie Ann Mason, Leonard Michaels, Jayne Anne Phillips, Chirstopher Tilghman, and Tobias Wolff. They intentionally sought a cross-section of authors. Because the interviews aim to find out "what matters most to these writers as writers," they ask such things as "Is Dede's politicalization anticipated in the scene in which she claims to be Minerva?" or "Do you think that your sensibility is scatological?" Earlier versions of most of the interviews have been published in such journals as Paris Review and the Literary Review. For more polished interviews that synthesize this type of information better, see the "Writing for Your Life" series (edited by Sybil Steinberg and Jonathan Bing, Pushcart Press). For larger American literature collections.Nancy Patterson Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252066870
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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