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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Gardner, John, 1933-1982.
On writers and writing.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1994
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Gardner; Charles Johnson; Stewart O'Nan
|Notes:||Essays and book reviews.
"First printing, February 1994"--Back of title page.
|Description:||xxi, 297 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||"Bartleby" : art and social commitment --
An invective against mere fiction --
More smog from the dark satanic mills --
Witchcraft in Bullet Park, by John Cheever --
Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll --
The Breast, by Philip Roth --
The way we write now --
Saint Walt --
The adventurer, by Paul Zweig --
Beyond the bedroom wall, by Larry Woiwode --
Amber (get) waves (your) of (plastic) grain (Uncle Sam) --
JR, by William Gaddis --
The acts of King Arthur and his noble knights, by John Steinbeck --
Lancelot, by Walker Percy --
Falconer, by John Cheever --
The Castle of Crossed Destinies, by Italo Calvino --
Daniel Martin, by John Fowles --
The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien --
The stories of John Cheever --
Dubin's lives, by Bernard Malamud --
Sophie's choice, by William Styron --
A writer's view of contemporary American fiction --
Bellefleur, by Joyce Carol Oates --
Italian folktales, edited by Italo Calvino --
Fiction in MSS --
What writers do --
Julius Caesar and the werewolf --
General plan for The sunlight dialogues.
|Responsibility:||John Gardner ; introduction by Charles Johnson ; edited by Stewart O'Nan.|