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The faith of a writer : life, craft, art

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joyce Carol Oates; Joyce Carol Oates; Joyce Carol Oates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0060565535 9780060565534
OCLC Number: 52429846
Description: xii, 158 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: My Faith as a Writer --
District School #7, Niagara County, New York --
First Loves: From "Jabberwocky" to "After Apple Picking" --
To a Young Writer --
Running and Writing --
"What Sin to me Unknown ..." --
Notes on Failure --
Inspiration! --
Reading as a Writer: The Artist as Craftsman --
The Enigmatic Art of Self-Criticism --
The Writer's Studio --
Blonde Ambition: An Interview with Joyce Carol Oates / Greg Johnson --
"JCO" and I (After Borges).
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates.
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Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and discusses the importance of reading in the life of a writer. Oates claims, "Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design." In fourteen succinct chapters, The Faith of a Writer provides valuable lessons on how language, ideas, and experience are assembled to create art. [from publisher description].

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