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About the Author ❮EPUB❯ ❄ About the Author ✿ Author Nicholas A. Basbanes – Buyprobolan50.co.uk During the final uarter of the last century writer Nicholas Basbanes acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester Massachusetts Telegram Gazett During the final uarter of the last century writer Nicholas Basbanes acclaimed author of A Gentle Madness enjoyed the rare opportunity as literary editor of the Worcester Massachusetts About the PDF/EPUB or Telegram Gazette to interview literally hundreds of authors passing through Boston on publicity tours About the Author Inside the Creative Process collects than forty of Nicholas Basbanes's interviews and essays that includes novelists biographers poets historians and others who were regularly among the best selling authors In addition About the Author publishes for the first time the full interviews with important writers such as novelists A S Byatt Joseph Heller Edna O'Brien and Kurt Vonnegut; the critic Alfred Kazan a few months before he died; and columnist Jimmy BreslinPerhaps no one has been suited to this kind of reporting than Basbanes Using the skills of an experienced interviewer and the considered analysis of an impartial critic Basbanes pioneered a new kind of journalism for his weekly column These pieces paint a remarkable picture of authors at the heights of their creativity.

  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • About the Author
  • Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • English
  • 19 March 2015
  • 9780979949135

About the Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Nicholas A Basbanes is an award winning investigative journalist and was literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram His articles have appeared in The New York Times the About the PDF/EPUB or Los Angeles Times The Washington Post and Smithsonian and he is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Basbanes lives in North Grafton Massachusetts.



2 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Steven Steven says:

    I feel unfair in saying this but I was disappointed by this book for two reasons The title suggested to me that this would be details on authors' creative processes What I found was a collection of Basbanes' interviews with many authors and not really a focused work on how authors work The author's previous books have all been insightful and incisive looks at book publishing and collecting so perhaps my expectations were set higher than they should be to evaluate a new book Still this collection was an interesting read in small doses of 2 4 pages with each author For me the highlights of the book are Basbanes' interviews with AS Byatt Louis L'Amour Arthur Miller and Neil Simon; I'm still unsure if I enjoyed the Alfred Kazin interview due to what I got out of it or if the interviewee simply came off as an argumentative grump

  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    I was really excited about this book Anne Fadiman writes in Ex Libris about how everyone has what she calls their odd shelf that shelf of books that doesn't really fit with the rest of their library I'm not sure if it's so odd but I would say my odd shelf is a combination of grammarstyle guides and books of writers talking about the craft of writingThis should have been in my wheelhouse but instead I found it a little slapdash and strange It's a collection of pieces and interviews that Basbanes published in the newspapers he worked for throughout his career It's arranged alphabetically and it's a who's who of modern and postmodern writers But he doesn't update anything Everything is put in as is meaning that the book reprints an interview with Toni Morrison from 1981 before she had written some of her seminal works and only gives a four line synopsis of Morrison's career Michael Chabon is interviewed at the time of the publication of Wonder Boys and the end of the piece talks about how he's working on a new novel that will be set in Manhattan and involve the heyday of comic books Yet Basbanes doesn't finish the piece with Oh yeah that was Kavalier and Clay and it won him a Pulitzer If you don't know about the writer in uestion you will finish the piece with an incomplete view of their place in historyThis is not worthy of my odd shelf

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