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The Resource About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, Samuel R. Delany

About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, Samuel R. Delany

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About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews
Title
About writing
Title remainder
seven essays, four letters, and five interviews
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Samuel R. Delany
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biographical or historical data
Samuel R. Delany has taught writers workshops for over 35 years, and has won the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to gay and lesbian literature. He has also been recognized with both Hugo and Nebula awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Darkroom Black Students Collective at Harvard University. Delany is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University, and lives in New York City.
Dewey number
808.3
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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general
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About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, Samuel R. Delany
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Paperback
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9780819567161
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780819567161
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(pbk.)
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4 figures
Specific material designation
regular print
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About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, Samuel R. Delany
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780819567161
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780819567161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
4 figures
Specific material designation
regular print

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