The Resource The spooky art : some thoughts on writing, Norman Mailer

The spooky art : some thoughts on writing, Norman Mailer

Label
The spooky art : some thoughts on writing
Title
The spooky art
Title remainder
some thoughts on writing
Statement of responsibility
Norman Mailer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Spooky Art, Norman Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and recommends the tools to navigate it. Addressing the reader in a conversational tone, he draws on the best of more than fifty years of his own criticism, advice, and detailed observations about the writer's craft. Mailer explores, among other topics, the use of first person versus third person, the pressing need for discipline, the pitfalls of early success, and the dire matter of coping with bad reviews. While The Spooky Art offers a fascinating preview of what can lie in wait for the student and fledgling writer, the book also has a great deal to say to more advanced writers on the contrary demands of plot and character, the demon writer's block, and the curious ins-and-outs of publishing
  • Throughout, Mailer ties in examples from his own career, and reflects on the works of his fellow writers, living and dead - Twain, Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Updike, Didion, Bellow, Styron, Beckett, and a host of others. In The Spooky Art, Mailer captures the unique untold suffering and exhilaration of the novelist's daily life and, while plotting a clear path for other writers to follow, maintains reverence for the underlying mystery and power of the art."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A4152
LC item number
S66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The spooky art : some thoughts on writing, Norman Mailer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
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Control code
000023773511
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780812971286
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002029170
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20570120
System control number
  • 23773511lw
  • (OCoLC)50203942

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