Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers

Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers

by Bloomsbury USA

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Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers by Bloomsbury USA

An anthology of never-before-published short essays by America's literary greats. Each October at the PEN Gala, well-known authors take the stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Theatre to ponder the meaning of such universal mysteries as "obsession," "illusion," "first love," and more. Each author is given only three minutes or less to speak. The results have been unpredictable—clever, confessional, inspiring, hilarious, profound, and all of them entertaining. These essays have been transcribed for the first time, and comprise this unique anthology. Among the authors are: Russell Banks, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Annie Dillard, Gail Godwin, Allan Gurganus, Jane Hamilton, Alice Hoffman, Susan Isaacs, Charles Johnson, William Kennedy, Chang-rae Lee, Larry McMurtry, Sue Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Francine Prose, Maurice Sendak, Anita Shreve, Jane Smiley, William Styron, Deborah Tannen, John Edgar Wideman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582340692
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/22/2000
Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 791,691
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.02(d)

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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation confers an annual national prize for the best work of fiction by an American author and brings literary programs of quality to the citizens of the Washington metropolitan area.

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