» » The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art

Download The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art fb2

by Joyce Carol Oates
Download The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art fb2
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Author:
    Joyce Carol Oates
  • ISBN:
    0060565535
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060565534
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Ecco; First Edition edition (September 23, 2003)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1634 kb
  • ePUB format
    1998 kb
  • DJVU format
    1593 kb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    868
  • Formats:
    lrf lrf doc mbr


Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures

Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres - prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays - she is an artist ideally A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method. Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof . Oates tells us that 'writing is not a race. the satisfaction is in the effort. She presents what is important to the narrative craft and so much here is like a good meal.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She writes a whole chapter here on failure: are artists (writers) secretly in love with failure?

Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures

Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres - prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays - she is an artist ideally suited to answer essential questions about what makes a story striking, a novel come alive, a writer an artist as well as a craftsman.

List of the published work of Joyce Carol Oates, American writer. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967). Expensive People (1968). Do With Me What You Will (1973). The Assassins (1975). Son of the Morning (1978). Angel of Light (1981). A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982). Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984). Marya: A Life (1986). You Must Remember This (1987). American Appetites (1989).

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-. Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-, Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-, Authors, American, Fiction, Authorship. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by abowser on October 19, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Joyce Carol Oates এর থেকে আরো. আরো দেখুন.

Finding books BookSee BookSee - Download books for free. The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art. Joyce Carol Oates. 393 Kb. My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike.

Album The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Ar.

Album The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art. To a Young Writer (Excerpt from The Faith of a Writer) Lyrics. Write your heart out. Never be ashamed of your subject, and of your passion for your subject. Like our great American dramatist Eugene O'Neill raging through his life against a long-deceased father; like our great American prose stylist Ernest Hemingway raging through his life against his mother; like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton struggling through their lives with the seductive Angel of Death, tempting them to the ecstasy of self-murder. The instinct for violent self-laceration in Dostoyevsky, and for the sadistic punishment of "disbelievers" in Flannery O'Connor.

In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics . Oates claims, Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design.

In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and the unique power of the unconscious. On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work.

A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method

Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres -- prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays -- she is an artist ideally suited to answer essential questions about what makes a story striking, a novel come alive, a writer an artist as well as a craftsman.

In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and discusses the importance of reading in the life of a writer.

Oates claims, "Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design." In fourteen succinct chapters, The Faith of a Writer provides valuable lessons on how language, ideas, and experience are assembled to create art.


JoJosho
This amazing, awesome little book was totally NOT what I was expecting. Like a previous writer said, it was more of a memoir, but a memoir of her writing history, her early inspiration (Edgar Allen Poe/Lewis Carroll) and her early schooling.

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I discovered she read and has been influenced Poe. I won't give away why he left such an impression on her at such an early age (eight!), but suffice it to say, it was enlightening and made me think about the books that formed my early thinking. (Besides the comic books I loved!)

If you're a fan/reader of Oates or a writer or wannabe writer, then you will definitely be encouraged and challenged by this tiny tome. It's an unexpected treasure that I highly recommend.
Gozragore
I'm finding it wonderful and so helpful. I have not finished it yet because I read it on my iPhone when I'm waiting - in line, or for appointments. If I had it to do over again I'd buy a paper copy.
AnnyMars
Good book. Pencil autograph
Onnell
As a widely-published, but largely self-taught writer, I collect and study books on the craft. My library is fairly extensive. I loved this book and was more than surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It is one I will enjoy reading again and again.
VizoRRR
Joyce Carol Oates. Incomparable writer. Every time you pick it up there is more to learn and discover.
Kanek
gift
Mettiarrb
This book is about the art of writing. Oates tells us that 'writing is not a race ... the satisfaction is in the effort.' She presents what is important to the narrative craft and so much here is like a good meal. She writes a whole chapter here on failure: are artists (writers) secretly in love with failure? I especially liked her examples on how to read as a writer, and, her thoughts on the destructive self-criticism that so many writers struggle with. If you are a writer who desires to understand more about yourself, this is a book that will open the windows to understand why you write.
Interesting insights of Joyce Carol Oates.