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The Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writers

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Master compiler George Plimpton has created a fascinating and delightful survey of writers on writing in this collection of excerpts primarily from The Paris Review interviews.

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writer's chapbook.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1989
(OCoLC)647538766
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 0670815659 9780670815654
OCLC Number: 19130744
Notes: Selected from Writers at work.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 381 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On reading --
On first efforts --
On motivation : why I write --
On work habits --
On inspiration : the starting point --
On the audience --
On performance --
On revising : self-evaluation --
On editors --
On publication : success, failure, etc. --
On critics --
On beginnings and endings --
On names and titles --
On style --
On plot --
On character --
On symbols --
On dialogue --
On sex --
On experimental writing --
On humor --
On writer's block --
On artificial stimulants --
On biography --
On children's books --
On criticism --
On films --
On journalism --
On potboilers --
On short stories --
On theater --
On social life : writers' colonies, salons, literary communities, etc. --
On security : grants, prizes, honors, etc. --
On readings : seminars, conferences, etc. --
On politics --
On teaching : advice, writing courses, etc. --
On peers : portraits --
On the future.
Other Titles: Paris review.
Writers at work.
Responsibility: edited from the Paris review interviews and with an introduction by George Plimpton.

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