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About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date January 4, 2006
Pages 419
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819567161
ISBN-10 0819567167
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both vivid and sympathetic?) and generalities (How are novels structured? How do writers establish serious literary reputations today?), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists. Like a private writing tutorial, About Writing treats each topic with clarity and insight. Here is an indispensable companion for serious writers everywhere.

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Hardcover
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from Wesleyan Univ Pr (December 1, 2005)
9780819567154 | details & prices | 419 pages | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Award-winning novelist Samuel R.
Paperback
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from Wesleyan Univ Pr (January 4, 2006)
9780819567161 | details & prices | 419 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Award-winning novelist Samuel R.

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