Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: FEATURES CONVERSATIONS WITH: Wendell BerryBilly C. ClarkMichael DorrisLeon DriskellSue GraftonJames Baker HallWade HallFenton JohnsonBarbara KingsolverGeorge Ella LyonBobbie Ann MasonTaylor McCaffertyEd McClanahanJim Wayne MillerSena Jeter NaslundMarsha NormanChris OffuttLee PenningtonBetty Layman ReceveurJames Still. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Kentucky and Kentuckians are full of stories, which may be why so many present-day writers have Kentucky roots. Whether they left and returned, like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason, or adopted Kentucky as home, like James Still and Jim Wayne Miller, or grew up and left for good, like Michael Dorris and Barbara Kingsolver, they have one connection: Kentucky has influenced their writing and their lives. L. Elisabeth Beattie explores this influence in twenty intimate interviews.
Conversations with Kentucky Writers was more than three years in the making, as Beattie traveled across the state and beyond to capture oral histories on tape. Her exhaustive knowledge of these authors helped her draw out personal revelations about their work, their lives, and the nature of writing. When Still concludes his interview with "I believe I've told you more than anybody," he could be speaking for any of Beattie's subjects.
Aspiring writers will learn that Mason submitted twenty stories to the New Yorker before one was accepted, and that Still wrote articles for Sunday school magazines. There's plenty of advice: Dorris tells budding authors to get real jobs, keep journals, and read everything, even cereal boxes, and Marsha Norman reminds playwrights that "it is not the business of the theater to provide writers with a living." Kingsolver advises, "Read good stuff and write bad stuff until eventually what you're writing begins to approximate what you're reading."
Beattie's collection includes striking self-portraits of such writers as Sue Grafton, Leon Driskell, James Baker Hall, Fenton Johnson, George Ella Lyon, Taylor McCafferty, Ed McClanahan, Sena Naslund, Chris Offutt, Lee Pennington, and Betty Layman Receveur.
What most distinguishes these moving conversations from other author interviews is their focus on creativity, on the teaching of writing, and on the authors' strong sense of place.
As Wade Hall writes in his foreword, all twenty writers recognize that their works have been significantly influenced by their "Kentucky experience." This collection offers insights into Kentucky's rich and flowering literary heritage.
About the Author: Linda Elisabeth Beattie, a Louisville writer and associate professor of English and journalism at Elizabethtown Community College in Kentucky, is director of the Kentucky Writers Oral History Project.
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Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2709284454
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Descrizione libro Univ Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st edition paperbackr is in near fine condition with slight crease which runs the length of back cover, sticker on back cover, unmarked, clean. Interviews with Kentucky writers with a look at how and why they write - includes interviews with Wendell Berry, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver. Codice libro della libreria 5612
Descrizione libro The University Press of Kentucky, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good with light wear to covers and no marks to text. ; Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series; 9.34 X 6.10 X 0.88 inches; 408 pages. Codice libro della libreria 52600
Descrizione libro The University Press of Kentucky, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. 408 pp; Nice tight clean and attractive book. Codice libro della libreria 92056
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Descrizione libro The University Press of Kentucky, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 408 pp; Excellent book. Codice libro della libreria 303880
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Conversations with Kentucky Writers (Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series). Codice libro della libreria Grb1007203