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Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice Author Colum McCann
ISBN-10 0399590803
ISBN-13 9780399590801
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Random House
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From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winnerLet the Great World Spincomesthe perfect graduation gift a lesson in how to be a writer and so much more Intriguing and inspirational this book is a call to look outward rather than inward McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear A paean to the power of language both by argument and by example Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them These fifty two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art Praise for the fiction of Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin Winner of the National Book Award One of the most electric profound novels I have read in years Jonathan Mahler The New York Times Book Review Theres so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that youll find yourself giddy dizzy overwhelmed Dave Eggers TransAtlantic Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham O The Oprah Magazine Another sweeping beautifully constructed tapestry of life Reading McCann is a rare joy The Seattle Times Thirteen Ways of Looking A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways The Washington Post Extraordinary incandescent Chicago Tribune

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