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Living with a writer

Author: Dale Salwak
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Updike, Margaret Drabble, Nadine Gordimer, Edmund Morris and Ann Thwaite are among the twenty-eight distinguished contributors of original essays to this landmark volume on the pleasures and problems of living with a writer. Husbands and wives, other relatives and friends - all have a say about this oftentimes humorous, many times saddening, but always fascinating subject."--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Essays
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Salwak
ISBN: 1403904766 9781403904768 1403904766 9781403904768
OCLC Number: 54544075
Description: xxi, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The spouse in the house / Malcolm Bradbury --
Living with writers / Ann Thwaite --
Lady Naipul / Paul Theroux --
Lady of letters: living with Sylvia Jukes Morris / Edmund Morris --
Yesterday's news / Michael Holroyd --
The open door / Margaret Drabble --
Harbour and voyage: the marriage of Ann and Bill Goulding / Judy Carver --
C.P. Snow and Pamela Hansford Johnson at home / John Halperin --
Hong Kong time / George Howe Colt --
Writers as progenitors and offspring / John Updike --
My grandmother's only son / David Updike --
I am two fools --
or home alone / Catherine Aird --
Margaret / Brian W. Aldiss --
Living with Julian / Kathleen Symons --
When writing entered my mind / Frances H. Bachelder --
Pen and ink: the life and work of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy / James J. Berg. Forget she (or he) is a writer, and all may be well / John Bayley --
Getting along with myself / Nadine Gordimer --
The pantomine horse / Amanda Craig --
Can this collaboration be saved? / Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan --
Maugham's marriage / Jeffrey Meyers --
Being two of us / Mary Ann Caws --
The mystery of the vanishing wife / Laurel Young --
Room for one / Betty Fussell --
Peter Levi: a corresponding friendship / Rob Rollison --
Damned by dollars: Moby-Dick and the price of genius / Hershel Parker --
Conclusion: a perilous art / Dale Salwak.
Responsibility: edited by Dale Salwak.
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Living With A Writer brings together a group of prestigious contributors to discuss the writing lives of contemporary poets, novelists, critics, dramatists, editors and collaborators.  Read more...

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