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The very telling : conversations with American writers

Author: Sarah Anne Johnson
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : University Press of New England, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers interviews with some of most popular and accomplished writers. This work asks about a range of topics on the writing craft, nurturing fictional ideas, and the daily practice of writing.

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Electronic books
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Anne Johnson
ISBN: 1584655275 9781584655275 1584655941 9781584655947
OCLC Number: 741344046
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 206) : illustrations
Contents: Michael Cunningham : a bottomless fascination with the process itself --
Edwidge Danticat : you have to live your characters' lives with them --
Mary Gaitskill : I've worked very alone and very privately --
Myla Goldberg : moving through the language on the page --
Ha Jin : making the sentences fresh --
Bret Anthony Johnston : there is an unassailable victory in the very telling of a story --
Edward P. Jones : the image you woke up with --
Lê Thi Diem Thúy : writing certain experiences into the language --
Chang-rae Lee : the drama of consciousness --
Jonathan Lethem : discovering the story word by word --
Alice Mattison : my poems began to get more like stories --
Rick Moody : when you see a rule, break it --
Nancy Rawles : I try to write rhythmically --
Marilynne Robinson : an intensifier of experience --
Donna Tartt : character is the very lifeblood of fiction --
Mary Yukari Waters : snatching at random bits of light.
Responsibility: Sarah Anne Johnson.

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