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The Resource The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world, edited and with an introduction by Marie Arana

The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world, edited and with an introduction by Marie Arana

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The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world
Title
The writing life
Title remainder
writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Marie Arana
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents reprints of articles by over fifty professional authors in which they discuss aspects of their lives as writers, drawn from throughout ten years of the "Writing Life" column of the "Washington Post."
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
Dewey number
  • 810.9/0054
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS225
LC item number
.W734 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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Arana, Marie
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  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Authors, English
  • Authorship
Label
The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world, edited and with an introduction by Marie Arana
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How to identify and nurture young writers
  • James Michener
  • Touched by an angel
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • The leap from necessity to invention
  • John Keegan
  • A real-life education
  • Susan Minot
  • Emerging from under your rejection slips
  • Muriel Spark
  • Part I.
  • Being a product of your dwelling place
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Doing it for love
  • Erica Jong
  • Part II.
  • Raw material :
  • Too happy for words
  • Alice McDermott
  • Using my father's story
  • Craig Nova
  • On becoming a writer :
  • Between origins and art
  • George P. Pelecanos
  • The writer as outlaw
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • From memory to the imagination
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Can Whites write about Blacks?
  • Scott Turow
  • In praise of silence
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • The seduction of the text
  • Bicultural, adrift, and wandering
  • Anita Desai
  • On finding a Latino voice
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Living in Irish, writing in English
  • John Banville
  • Part III.
  • Hunkering down :
  • Holidays at the Keyboard Inn
  • Wendy Wasserstein
  • Francine Du Plessix Gray
  • The passionate researcher
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • From packrat to historian
  • Stanley Karnow
  • Climbing into another head
  • David McCullough
  • Hunter of metaphors
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Following the script
  • Edmund Morris
  • The importance of childhood
  • Headbirths : bookish midwifery
  • Michael Korda
  • Guided by voices : the work of a ghostwriter
  • David Chanoff --
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Looking for the spark
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sounds and sensibilities
  • Ned Rorem
  • Writer with scalpel
  • Richard Selzer
  • A chronicle of the plague years
  • Reynolds Price
  • On being a novice playwright
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Acting out, letting go
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Part IV.
  • Pen names galore
  • Donald E. Westlake
  • Summer lite
  • Barbara Mertz
  • Part V.
  • Facing the facts :
  • History is their beat : the new journalist historians
  • David Halberstam
  • A novel approach to reality : basing a story in facts
  • Dominick Dunne
  • Old bottle, new wine :
  • Making the truth believable
  • Tracy Kidder
  • Describing the world as it is, not as it would be
  • Carl Sagan
  • The political memoir : taking note of history
  • George P. Shultz
  • President in search of a publisher
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Biographer, get a life
  • Stacy Schiff
  • From will-of-the-wisp to full-blown novel
  • From the clinic
  • Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Notes from the road
  • Jonathan Raban
  • Natural selections
  • E.O. Wilson
  • Speaking up for the environment
  • Bill McKibben
  • Part VI.
  • Looking back :
  • E.L. Doctorow
  • The trouble with finishing
  • Frances FitzGerald
  • The hardest critics
  • Carol Shields
  • Literary executions
  • Julian Barnes
  • Taking it all back
  • Jane Smiley
  • Writer, be afraid
  • Michael Chabon
  • Reincarnation, translation and adventure
  • In search of the next idea
  • Ward Just
  • Umberto Eco
  • Master of my universe
  • Stanley Elkin
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 404 pages
Isbn
9781586481490
Lccn
2002036755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm50774543
  • (OCoLC)50774543
Label
The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world, edited and with an introduction by Marie Arana
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How to identify and nurture young writers
  • James Michener
  • Touched by an angel
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • The leap from necessity to invention
  • John Keegan
  • A real-life education
  • Susan Minot
  • Emerging from under your rejection slips
  • Muriel Spark
  • Part I.
  • Being a product of your dwelling place
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Doing it for love
  • Erica Jong
  • Part II.
  • Raw material :
  • Too happy for words
  • Alice McDermott
  • Using my father's story
  • Craig Nova
  • On becoming a writer :
  • Between origins and art
  • George P. Pelecanos
  • The writer as outlaw
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • From memory to the imagination
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Can Whites write about Blacks?
  • Scott Turow
  • In praise of silence
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • The seduction of the text
  • Bicultural, adrift, and wandering
  • Anita Desai
  • On finding a Latino voice
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Living in Irish, writing in English
  • John Banville
  • Part III.
  • Hunkering down :
  • Holidays at the Keyboard Inn
  • Wendy Wasserstein
  • Francine Du Plessix Gray
  • The passionate researcher
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • From packrat to historian
  • Stanley Karnow
  • Climbing into another head
  • David McCullough
  • Hunter of metaphors
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Following the script
  • Edmund Morris
  • The importance of childhood
  • Headbirths : bookish midwifery
  • Michael Korda
  • Guided by voices : the work of a ghostwriter
  • David Chanoff --
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Looking for the spark
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sounds and sensibilities
  • Ned Rorem
  • Writer with scalpel
  • Richard Selzer
  • A chronicle of the plague years
  • Reynolds Price
  • On being a novice playwright
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Acting out, letting go
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Part IV.
  • Pen names galore
  • Donald E. Westlake
  • Summer lite
  • Barbara Mertz
  • Part V.
  • Facing the facts :
  • History is their beat : the new journalist historians
  • David Halberstam
  • A novel approach to reality : basing a story in facts
  • Dominick Dunne
  • Old bottle, new wine :
  • Making the truth believable
  • Tracy Kidder
  • Describing the world as it is, not as it would be
  • Carl Sagan
  • The political memoir : taking note of history
  • George P. Shultz
  • President in search of a publisher
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Biographer, get a life
  • Stacy Schiff
  • From will-of-the-wisp to full-blown novel
  • From the clinic
  • Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Notes from the road
  • Jonathan Raban
  • Natural selections
  • E.O. Wilson
  • Speaking up for the environment
  • Bill McKibben
  • Part VI.
  • Looking back :
  • E.L. Doctorow
  • The trouble with finishing
  • Frances FitzGerald
  • The hardest critics
  • Carol Shields
  • Literary executions
  • Julian Barnes
  • Taking it all back
  • Jane Smiley
  • Writer, be afraid
  • Michael Chabon
  • Reincarnation, translation and adventure
  • In search of the next idea
  • Ward Just
  • Umberto Eco
  • Master of my universe
  • Stanley Elkin
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 404 pages
Isbn
9781586481490
Lccn
2002036755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm50774543
  • (OCoLC)50774543

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