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Author Delbanco, Nicholas, author.

Title Why writing matters / Nicholas Delbanco.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2020]
©2020

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PN145 .D445 2020    Available  ---
Description xix, 259 pages ; 21 cm.
Gender group: gdr Men
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members
Series Why X matters
Why X matters.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259).
Contents Author's note -- Preface -- 1. Teachers -- 2. Imitation -- 3. Five texts -- 4. True or false -- 5. Strategies in prose -- 6. Originality -- 7. More matter -- 8. Students -- 9. Addenda, Corrigenda -- Postscript -- A note on sources.
Summary In this new contribution to Yale University Press's Why X Matters series, a distinguished writer and scholar tackles central questions of the discipline of writing. Drawing on his own experience with mentors such as John Updike, John Gardner, and James Baldwin, and in turn having taught such rising stars as Jesmyn Ward, Delbanco looks in particular at questions of influence and the contradictory, simultaneous impulses toward imitation and originality. Part memoir, part literary history, and part analysis, this unique text will resonate with students, writers, writing teachers, and bibliophiles.
Subject Authorship.
Authorship.
Genre/Form Informational works.
ISBN 9780300245974 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0300245971 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)