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How to read a novelist
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- ISBN: 9780374173265 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0374173265 (pbk.)
ix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
|General Note:||"Originally published in 2012, in different form, by Text Publishing, Australia"--Title page verso.|
|Summary, etc.:||National book critic John Freeman pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, including such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 October #2
Critic and former Granta editor Freeman (The Tyranny of E-Mail, 2009) presents a collection of 55 deeply informed and closely observed encounters with exceptional novelists. After stumbling through his first interview with John Updike, Freeman learned that "an interview is a form of conversation that has the same relationship to talking as fiction does to life." Over the subsequent 13 years, Freeman spoke confidently with novelists who have something "to say about the world that can only be said in a story"in conversations he deftly wove into compact yet defining literary newspaper profiles. And what a spectrum he covers, from such towering figures as Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Günter Grass to Aleksandar Hemon, Kiran Desai, crime writer Donna Leon, and Jonathan Franzen. Haruki Murakami explains why a "repetitious life" is good for the imagination. E. L. Doctorow talks about the balance between the imagined and the historic, and Kazuo Ishiguro comments on the mess Freeman makes while eating scones. Ranging from the profound to the amusing,Freeman eloquently appreciates novelists and the "consolations of narrative." Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic. The former editor of Granta and onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, he has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, La Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His first book, The Tyranny of E-mail, was published in 2009. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker, ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.
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