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About the Author: Inside the Creative Process
     

About the Author: Inside the Creative Process

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by Nicholas A. Basbanes
 

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During the final quarter of the last century, writer Nicholas Basbanes, acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness, enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette, to interview literally hundreds of authors passing through Boston on publicity tours.
"About the Author: Inside the Creative Process" collects more than

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During the final quarter of the last century, writer Nicholas Basbanes, acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness, enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette, to interview literally hundreds of authors passing through Boston on publicity tours.
"About the Author: Inside the Creative Process" collects more than forty of Nicholas Basbanes's interviews and essays that includes novelists, biographers, poets, historians, and others who were regularly among the best-selling authors. In addition, "About the Author" publishes for the first time the full interviews with important writers such as novelists A. S. Byatt, Joseph Heller, Edna O'Brien, and Kurt Vonnegut; the critic Alfred Kazan a few months before he died; and columnist Jimmy Breslin.
Perhaps no one has been more suited to this kind of reporting than Basbanes. Using the skills of an experienced interviewer and the considered analysis of an impartial critic, Basbanes pioneered a new kind of journalism for his weekly column. These pieces paint a remarkable picture of authors at the heights of their creativity.

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"These days many newspapers have ceased publishing criticism or sections on new books. The era [covered by About the Author: Inside the Creative Process] involved included some of the greatest authors of our times. Anyone who loves literature will treasure this excellent book."
San Francisco Chronicle
“It would be hard to imagine anyone who more genuinely grasps the infinite meaning of literature.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015885576
Publisher:
Fine Books Press
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
246
File size:
541 KB

Meet the Author

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of eight books about various aspects of books and book culture. His first, A Gentle Madness, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1995, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. An award-winning investigative reporter during the early 1970s, Basbanes was literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram from 1978 to 1991, and for the next eight years wrote a nationally syndicated column on books and authors. His work on On Paper, a cultural history of paper and papermaking, was supported in part by a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, and will be published in 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf. Basbanes lectures widely on various topics, reviews for the Los Angeles Times, and writes a featured column for Fine Books & Collections magazine. He and his wife Constance live in Massachusetts.

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