The Writing Life: A Collection of Essays and Interviews

The Writing Life A Collection of Essays and Interviews A collection of essays by and interviews with America s finest writers about their working lives this book has been published to commemorate the th anniversary of the National Book Awards Includes

The Writing Life Annie Dillard But rather than being a handbook on how to write, The Writing Life is a collection of stories accumulated during the writing of several books Annie Dillard does not explain how to write books she explains how to live a life in which you write, all day every day, and try to create with words on a page. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard The Writing Life is about persistent inquiry and love A sort of commiseration, it contains rules of thumb throw out the Sometime after the excitement of beginning her book a serious writer will discover her work s own intrinsic impossibility, says Annie Dillard in The Writing Life. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, Paperback Barnes Noble The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard, published in with pages of large font text is an easy read It has weathered the almost two decades since it s first issue simply fine It consists of six chapters which I ve roughly titled What writing is about, Where we write, The writing life, Writing a book, Being stuck, and The writer as an artist. The Writing Life The New Yorker A collection of articles about The Writing Life from The New Yorker, including news, in depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. The Writing Life Annie Dillard Paperback Nov , In this collection of short essays, Annie Dillard the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that characterize the existence of a writer.A moving account of Dillard s own experience, The Writing Life offers deep insight into one of the most mysterious professions. The Writing Life Summary SuperSummary The Writing Life is a nonfiction writer s guidebook by Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Dillard The book offers metaphor rich observations, anecdotes, and advice based on the author s own experience as a writer.

  • Title: The Writing Life: A Collection of Essays and Interviews
  • Author: Diane Osen
  • ISBN: 9780679769835
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of essays by and interviews with America s finest writers about their working lives, this book has been published to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the National Book Awards Includes 10 pages of photos.
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    • Kathleen says:

      In this collection of essays and interviews, National Book Award writers of various genres describe the writing life. I found it a little too much of a hodge podge to make a successful whole, and I don’t know who the interviewers were (they were not given credit) but their questions didn’t seem up to par. Scattered gems, however, made it worth reading. Bob Shacochis: “…by making a story or telling one, we awake to our selves, and our lives go forward. This is how human beings interact, h [...]

    • John says:

      As with so many books of essays or short stories, I found it hard to give this one anything but three stars. Some of the essays I liked a lot while others I just didn't care about. I liked the interviews the most, or at least, I consistently liked the interviews. The essays, however, were hit or miss. What I found most perplexing was that many of the essays really didn't seem to be about writing at all. The authors instead spiraled into other tangents of thought and never really seemed to talk a [...]

    • Hannah says:

      This collection of essays and interviews by contemporary authors (compiled by Random House) provides stimulating array of views on the life of a writer. As an avid reader and aspiring writer, hearing successful authors' testimonies on how/why/when they became writers inspires me and helps me to see the writing life as a reality. Really interesting compilation -- would definitely recommend.

    • Tajma says:

      I will need to go back and read this one. I don't care for the work of some of these writers but they are some of the best working today.

    • Kelly Delph says:

      I enjoyed this book. It made for easy and interesting reading. Some chapters were interviews with authors and others were essays, or speeches. So there was great variety in style and substance. Good reading before beduld get in a chapter of good mulling material but nothing that would keep me awake!

    • Lisa says:

      One note: Whoever copy edited this collection of essays did a terrible job.

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