Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews
By (author) Samuel R. Delany
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About Writing by Samuel R. Delany
Book DescriptionAward-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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819567161
(203mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Samuel R. Delany
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.
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