The Found Voice : Writers' Beginnings, Hardback Book

The Found Voice : Writers' Beginnings Hardback

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The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings uses the means of literary biography and criticism to do something rarely attempted-to understand how a key creative period establishes the authoritative voice of a unique artist. The essays which explore this hidden process of the writer writing focus on some of the major writers of recent times, V.S.

Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, William Trevor, and Mavis Gallant. The focus of investigation is a single work by each author, and many of them identify the book in which this turning point was reached. The writers have a somewhat different sense of what the voice is, 'a true voice', 'the voice in the mind', 'the writing voice', etc., yet all of them accept the phrase 'finding a voice' as a decisive and necessary process towards a unique style and vision, their raison d'etre as artists. These essays allow each one to define his or her sense of the process of writing, and their style is exploratory. Nevertheless, certain patterns emerge, of migratio

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780198752998

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