An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago (2nd)

An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago (2nd)

By: Molly McQuade (author)Hardback

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This volume provides a collection of interviews with 21 novelists and poets. Presented as first-person essays, the interviews are with contemporary writers who have studied, taught at or cultivated other ties with the University of Chicago. The book provides an occasion for the writers to reflect on their Chicago experiences and on ideas about education in general. What education does a writer need? How can formal learning impel the writing life? What school stories or tales told out of school do Philip Roth, Hayden Carruth, Marguerite Young, George Steiner, Charles Simic, Susan Sontag and Saul Bellow have in store and want to share? The book features interviews with Saul Bellow, Paul Carroll, Hayden Carruth, Robert Coover, Leon Forrest, June Jordan, Janet Kauffman, Morris Philipson, M.L. Rosenthal, Philip Roth, Susan Fromberg Shaeffer, Charles Simic, Susan Sontag, George Starbuck, George Steiner, Richard Stern, Nathaniel Tarn, Douglas Unger, Kurt Vonnegut and Marguerite Young.

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Acknowledgments Introduction Cloudy yearnings: Saul Bellow Janis Bellow A student in Plato's academy Paul Carroll Beautiful language Hayden Carruth Disturbing the dogmas: Robert Coover Molly McQuade The yeast of chaos Leon Forrest Getting angry June Jordan An extreme ordinariness Janet Kauffman The poetry club: Janet Lewis Richard Stern Independence of mind Morris Philipson A certain zealous intensity M. L. Rosenthal Just a lively boy Philip Roth Good behavior Susan Fromberg Schaeffer Real America Charles Simic A gluttonous reader Susan Sontag Wonkiness George Starbuck Intellectual passions George Steiner Tenacity Richard Stern Poetry and anthropology Nathaniel Tarn Trying to break away Douglas Unger A very fringe character Kurt Vonnegut A vacation from the modern world Marguerite Young Other Chicago Writers Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/08/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780226562100
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780226562100
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0226562107
  • edition: 2nd

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