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The lost suitcase : reflections on the literary life

Author: Nicholas Delbanco
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In an insightful and original meditation on the writer's craft that is by turns descriptive and prescriptive, Delbanco explores how literary virtuosity is achieved, how the writing of fiction can be taught, and the way literature functions for writer and reader equally. The book includes a novella called "The Lost Suitcase, " revolving around a famous anecdote about Hemingways early work and how it came to be lost.

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Named Person: Nicholas Delbanco
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Delbanco
ISBN: 0231115423 9780231115421 0231115431 9780231115438
OCLC Number: 41231466
Description: viii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Travel, Art, and Death --
Judgment --
Rumford: His Book --
Telephone --
The Lost Suitcase: A Novella --
Letter to a Young Fiction Writer --
A Prayer for the Daughters --
Less and More --
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Ruminates on the life of the writer and the significance of language as art. This title takes as its central conceit a famous anecdote about Ernest Hemingway's early work: Hemingway's first wife,  Read more...


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"Delbanco has a fine intellect and a sharp pen, and he wields both with precision... The essays contain gems of wisdom and lovely turns of phrase." -- Helen Fremont, Harvard Review #21, Fall 2001 Read more...

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