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A community of writers : Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Author: Robert Dana
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""We do not pretend to have produced the writers included in this book. Their talent was inevitably shaped by the genes rattling in ancestral closets. We did give them a community in which to try out the quality of their gift."" "With these words, written long before his Iowa Writers' Workshop became world famous, much imitated, and academically rich, Paul Engle captured the spirit behind his beloved workshop. Now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Community of writers.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607191049
Online version:
Community of writers.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608532196
Named Person: Paul Engle; Paul Engle; Paul Engle
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dana
ISBN: 0877456682 9780877456681
OCLC Number: 40251619
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Writer and the Place / Paul Engle --
Paul Engle, Impresario --
Recollections of the Iowa Writers' Workshop / James B. Hall --
Some Recollections / Warren Carrier --
Paul at Stone City / R.V. Cassill --
A Miranda's World / Donald Justice --
My Time / Constance Urdang --
When Literary Life Was Still Piled Up in a Few Places / Robert Bly --
A Crisis of Sorts / Curtis Harnack --
Dear Hualing / Vance Bourjaily --
"I'll Make Your Career" / Kiyohiro Miura --
Engle's Workshop / Lewis Turco --
He Made It Possible / Marvin Bell --
Every Shut-Eye Ain't Asleep / Michael S. Harper --
A Tale of Two Fathers / Bharati Mukherjee --
The Fellowship / Philip F. O'Connor --
Thank You, Paul / Wai-lim Yip.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Dana.

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This text's three sections mingle myth and history with style, grace and humour. The first essays are given over to memories of Paul Engle in his heyday. The second group focuses on the teachers who  Read more...

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