All my life, John Gardner wrote weeks before his death in a motorcycle accident, I've lived flat-out. As a motorcycle racer, chemist, writer I was never cautious. Gardner's evaluations of his fellow writers are equally flat-out. This collection brings together Gardner's essays on literature. He explains how he separates novelistic wheat from chaff, genuine fiction from fakery. Gardner examines contemporary writers - Bellow, Nabokov, Roth, Cheever, Woiwode, Oates, Updike, and other major authors. In other essays Gardner examines influential storytelling that ranges from King Arthur to Walt Disney. Here we see the skill of some of America's greatest writers laid bare by a fellow craftsman.As a motorcycle racer, chemist, writer I was never cautious. Gardnera#39;s evaluations of his fellow writers are equally flat-out. This collection brings together Gardnera#39;s essays on literature.
|Title||:||On Writers and Writing|
|Publisher||:||Westview Press - 1995|