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A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and Appreciations
By Edward Hirsch (editor), Michael Collier (editor) and Charles Baxter (editor)
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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 1, 2004
Pages 234
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393057713
ISBN-10 0393057712
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
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Original list price $42.00
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Writers whose lives and work were inspired by the late fiction editor at The New Yorker share intimate essays and other writings about his contributions as a mentor, an author, and a literary correspondent, in a collection that includes contributions by such figures as Alice Munroe, Anthony Hecht, and John Updike. 10,000 first printing.
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Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters.

William Maxwell, who died in July 2000, was revered as one of the twentieth century's great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by him―both the man and his work―offer intimate essays, most specifically written for this volume, that "bring him back to life, right there in front of us."

Alec Wilkinson writes of Maxwell as mentor; Edward Hirsch remembers him in old age; Charles Baxter illuminates the magnificent novel So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ben Cheever recalls Maxwell and his own father; Donna Tartt vividly describes Maxwell's kindness to herself as a first novelist; and Michael Collier admires him as a supreme literary correspondent. Other appreciations include insightful pieces by Alice Munro, Anthony Hecht, a poem by John Updike, and a brief tribute from Paula Fox. Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech "The Writer as Illusionist."

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9780393057713 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $42.00
About: Writers whose lives and work were inspired by the late fiction editor at The New Yorker share intimate essays and other writings about his contributions as a mentor, an author, and a literary correspondent, in a collection that includes contributions by such figures as Alice Munroe, Anthony Hecht, and John Updike.

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