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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the "wild and crazy guy" with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation's most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin's creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it's like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don't know what you're going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That's the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don't censor yourself―just remember you can always throw it away that's when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin's writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin's development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

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9781628461138 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 18, 2014, cover price $85.00

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9781628461251 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business.

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9783110326543 | Mouton De Gruyter, March 15, 2017, cover price $140.00

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9781625342232 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00

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9781625342249 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $32.95

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By Hilary Iris Lowe (editor)

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9781625342324 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00

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9781625342331 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $28.95

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9781625342416 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00

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9781625342423 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $28.95

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By Erik Tonning (editor)

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9781474281058 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 16, 2017), cover price $172.00

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By Marijeta Bozovic (editor)

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9780810134522 | Northwestern Univ Pr, February 15, 2017, cover price $99.95

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9780810134515 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, February 15, 2017), cover price $34.95

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By James G. Thomas (editor)

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9781496809971 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $65.00

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9780820350554 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $29.95

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9781625342393 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $90.00

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9781625342409 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $27.95

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9780810134263 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $99.95

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9780810134256 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled. Its contributors do not apply philosophy to Melville in order to detect just how much of it he knew or understood...read more
By K. L. Evans (editor)

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9781501321016, titled "Melville’s Philosophies" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled.

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9780299310301 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $64.95

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9781625342348 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9781625342355 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95

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By Andrew Thacker (editor)

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9780199545810 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2012, cover price $250.00

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9780198778424 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 14, 2016, cover price $65.00

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By Anthony Rizzuto (editor)

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9780804168885 | Annotated edition (Vintage Books, May 9, 2017), cover price $17.00

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