Writers on Writing

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1. Cover image for 'A Hundred Himalayas'
Essays on Life and Literature
Sydney Lea
Collected essays on the persistence of preoccupation and the absence of theory
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1. Cover image for 'A Hundred Himalayas'
Essays on Life and Literature
Sydney Lea
Collected essays on the persistence of preoccupation and the absence of theory
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Paper 2012 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "A Hundred Himalayas" to Cart
Hardcover 2012 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "A Hundred Himalayas" to Cart
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C. P. Cavafy

The first appearance in English of important prose works by poet C. P. Cavafy

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C. P. Cavafy

The first appearance in English of important prose works by poet C. P. Cavafy

Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Paper 2010 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "Selected Prose Works" to Cart
Hardcover 2010 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Selected Prose Works" to Cart
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Richard Stern
A prolific, popular writer takes on everything from the 1940s to E. L. Doctorow to blogging
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Literary Essays North and South
Christopher Benfey
From one of America's preeminent critics and essayists, a new book in the series Writers on Writing casts new light on some of America's literary masters
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Literary Essays North and South
Christopher Benfey
From one of America's preeminent critics and essayists, a new book in the series Writers on Writing casts new light on some of America's literary masters
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Paper 2009 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "American Audacity" to Cart
Ebook 2010 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "American Audacity"
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Ilan Stavans

One of the leading voices in Latino literature writes about his life and work

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Ilan Stavans

One of the leading voices in Latino literature writes about his life and work

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Writing and the Writer's Life
Nancy Willard
A collection of enlightening and entertaining essays and personal narratives on topics such as the craft of fiction, children’s literature, fairy tales, and art
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Paper 2008 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "The Left-Handed Story" to Cart
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Nine Issues to Consider
John B. Mitchell
A personal journey into the issues surrounding assisted suicide that covers the widest range of topics and positions on the subject
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Paper 2007 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "Understanding Assisted Suicide" to Cart
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Essays on Poetry and Influence
Michael Collier
A collection of essays, written over twenty years, trace the author's literary temperament
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A good writer is first a good reader. Looking at craft from the inside, with an intimate knowledge of its range and possibilities, writers also make some of our most insightful critics. With this series we will bring together the work of some of our finest writers on the subject they know best, discussing their own work and that of others, as well as concentrating on craft and other aspects of the writer's world.

Writers on Writing

A good writer is first a good reader. Looking at craft from the inside, with an intimate knowledge of its range and possibilities, writers also make some of our most insightful critics. With this series we will bring together the work of some of our finest writers on the subject they know best, discussing their own work and that of others, as well as concentrating on craft and other aspects of the writer's world.


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Jay Parini, poet, novelist, biographer, and critic, is the author of numerous books, including The Apprentice Lover and One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner. Currently he is D. E. Axinn Professor of English & Creative Writing at Middlebury College.

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Jay Parini, poet, novelist, biographer, and critic, is the author of numerous books, including The Apprentice Lover and One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner. Currently he is D. E. Axinn Professor of English & Creative Writing at Middlebury College.


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