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The author of On Writing Well presents stories and advice on the writing process from Frank McCourt, Annie Dillard, and many more.

For anyone who enjoys reading memoirs -- or is thinking about writing one -- this collection offers a master class from nine distinguished authors: Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson.

"Annie Dillard talks of her Pittsburgh childhood and her moment of waking to the world outside. Russell Baker explains why his first draft of Growing Up was so bad that he had to start over again. Alfred Kazin finds that writing about his Brooklyn childhood connected him with the great tradition of Emerson and Whitman. Toni Morrison tells why her fiction uses not only family history but the slave narratives of her people. Lewis Thomas traces the evolution of his singular self from primeval bacteria to contemporary scientist whose drive to be useful is the most fundamental of all biological necessities... Delightful and instructive." -- Library Journal

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  • Publication Date: May 20, 1998
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 236 Pages
  • File Size: 751 KB

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