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Why Writing Matters, Hardback Book

Why Writing Matters Hardback

Part of the Why X Matters S. series

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Drawing lessons from writers of all ages and writing across genres, a distinguished teacher and writer reveals the enduring importance of writing for our time 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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780300245974

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