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Tasting life twice : conversations with remarkable writers

Author: Ramona Koval; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Sydney : ABC Books, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on interviews the author has conducted for ABC Radio National’s literary program ‘Books and Writing. Joseph Heller reveals how marvellous he found his own writing; Gore Vidal is his acerbic best; Susan Sontag takes issue with being called a public intellectual; Joyce Carol Oates gives up on being a study in remoteness when she realises that Koval has read almost everything she has written; Les Murray drives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Koval, Ramona, 1954-
Tasting life twice.
Sydney : ABC Books, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005
(OCoLC)982067731
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramona Koval; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 0733315445 9780733315442
OCLC Number: 61888480
Notes: ABC Radio National.
Description: vii, 357 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Joseph Heller --
Joyce Carol Oates --
Mario Vargas Llosa --
Saul Bellow --
Norman Mailer --
Morris West --
Edna O'Brien --
David Malouf --
P.D. James --
John Mortimer --
Ian McEwan --
Amos Oz --
Gore Vidal --
Harold Pinter --
Susan Sontag --
Alfred Kazin --
Malcolm Bradbury --
William Gass --
Judith Wright --
Les Murray --
Fay Weldon --
A.S. Byatt --
Tom Keneally --
Michael Ondaatje and David Malouf --
Martin Amis --
Toni Morrison.
Responsibility: interviews by Ramona Koval.

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Draws on interviews the author has conducted for ABC Radio National’s literary program ‘Books and Writing. Joseph Heller reveals how marvellous he found his own writing; Gore Vidal is his acerbic best; Susan Sontag takes issue with being called a public intellectual; Joyce Carol Oates gives up on being a study in remoteness when she realises that Koval has read almost everything she has written; Les Murray drives through his New South Wales district and introduces his dead relatives; Judith Wright declares that there was no point to writing poetry after her beloved husband died; Edna O'Brien says that writing is a holy job; Ian McEwan praises the rational approach to life.

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