Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home

Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home

Life on the Page

Book - 2005
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Houghton
Equal parts revelation and inspiration, these eleven essays combine a memoir of an exotic life, reflections on the art and craft of writing, and a brilliant examination of the always complex relationship between fiction and life. An account of translating a difficult mother into fiction, "Taming the Gorgon," becomes a poignant and hilarious meditation on the intricate knot binding mothers and daughters. The story of a scandal created by publication, "Sex with the Servants," becomes an inquiry into the porous boundary between private truth and public betrayal.

Whether examining the difference between a story told and a story written, or describing the trials and rigors of teaching writing to pay the rent, Freed surprises, instructs, and entertains. Learned, opinionated, and wickedly funny, Freed tears off all fictional disguises and exposes the human being behind the artist. For writers, readers, or anyone engaged in literature, this is essential reading.




Baker & Taylor
A collection of eleven essays by the award-winning author of The Curse of the Appropriate Man reflects on the art of writing and the relationship between fiction and life, in a volume that includes the tales of a scandal created by publication, a meditation on the mother-daughter bond, and the trials of teaching writing in order to pay the bills.

Harcourt Publishing
Equal parts revelation and inspiration, these eleven essays combine a memoir of an exotic life, reflections on the art and craft of writing, and a brilliant examination of the always complex relationship between fiction and life. An account of translating a difficult mother into fiction, "Taming the Gorgon," becomes a poignant and hilarious meditation on the intricate knot binding mothers and daughters. The story of a scandal created by publication, "Sex with the Servants," becomes an inquiry into the porous boundary between private truth and public betrayal.

Whether examining the difference between a story told and a story written, or describing the trials and rigors of teaching writing to pay the rent, Freed surprises, instructs, and entertains. Learned, opinionated, and wickedly funny, Freed tears off all fictional disguises and exposes the human being behind the artist. For writers, readers, or anyone engaged in literature, this is essential reading.




Baker
& Taylor

A collection of eleven essays reflects on the art of writing and the relationship between fiction and life, in a volume that includes the tale of a scandal created by publication and a meditation on the mother-daughter bond.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151011322
015101132X
Branch Call Number: 823.914 FRE
Characteristics: 237 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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