One of the oldest and most distinguished writing programmes in the USA, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced some of the greatest American writers of this century. In this text, Frank Conroy gathers together essays on writing from 25 of the workshop's most celebrated faculty and students.
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Book Description William Morrow, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062736396
Book Description William Morrow, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "My instructions to them were deliberately vague--they were to write about writing, any aspect or approach that caught their fancy. Leaving it open seemed to me to heighten the chances of getting the strongest and least predictable work. And so it was. They came at it from different angles, using different techniques, and each piece is unique. Perhaps the only common tacit assumption is that writing is difficult."-- From the "Introduction" by Frank Conroy Since its inception in 1936, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has been perched atop the creative writing landscape, producing some of the greatest writers of the century. Though no one claims that writing can be taught--the Workshop itself professes no method--there is no disputing the success of the program and its celebrated attendees. Of the 20 Pulitzers awarded for fiction and poetry in the ?90s, nine have gone to University of Iowa graduates.For "The Eleventh Draft, " present-day director Frank Conroy invited 23 former professors and students of the Iowa Writers' Workshop to pen essays on their craft. As he hints in his Introduction, he was looking for an eclecticism, and The Eleventh Draft is nothing if not diverse. Some pieces are deeply personal; others might have been scripted for the first day of class. They are sometimes prescriptive, often contradictory, but always eloquent and provocative. "The Eleventh Draft"is an invaluable resource for aspiring and established writers, for lovers of literat. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0062736396
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New [Mylar protected]. First Edition [Stated]. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [235 pp] . FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER - NEW in NEW Mylar-protected DJ. Frank Conroy, former director of the Iowa Writiers' Workshop, invited 23 former professors and students to pen essays on their craft. Contributors include T. C. Boyle, Barry Hannah, Margot Livesey, Elizabeth McCracken, Chris Offutt, Francine Prose, Abraham Verghese, to name a few. Flawless copy. PRISTINE GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Bookseller Inventory # 08644
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