The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life

Interviews With National Book Award Winners and Finalists

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life—and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. InThe Book That Changed My Life, fifteen of America’s most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad’s Victory, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James’sWashington Square, Charles Johnson on Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf—each approaches the question of literary influence, while offering rich and wonderful revelations about his or her own writing career. James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Diane Johnson, Philip Levine, David Levering Lewis, Barry Lopez, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, Linda Pastan, and Katherine Paterson are the other distinguished contributors to this collection of informed, insightful interviews.

Baker & Taylor
In a collection of interviews, fifteen National Book Award winners and finalists examine the profound relationship between reading and writing and describe the book that has had the most influence on his or her life.

Blackwell North Amer
Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life - and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. In The Book That Changed My Life, fifteen of America's most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad's Victory, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James's Washington Square, Charles Johnson on Jack London's The Sea-Wolf - each approaches the question of literary influence while offering rich and wonderful revelations about his or her own writing career. James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Diane Johnson, Philip Levine, David Levering Lewis, Barry Lopez, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, Linda Pastan, and Katherine Paterson are the other distinguished contributors to this collection of informed, insightful interviews.

Baker
& Taylor

In a collection of interviews, fifteen National Book Award winners and finalists--including James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, and Cynthia Ozick--examine the profound relationship between reading and writing and describe the book that has had a profound influence on his or her life. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780679783510
0679783512
Branch Call Number: 810.9005 BOO
Characteristics: xv, 184 p. : ports. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: National Book Foundation

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