Title: A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and ...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Hardcover
Hardcover. 240 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.4in. x 0.9in.Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters. William Maxwell, who died in July 2000, was revered as one of the twentieth centurys great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by himboth the man and his workoffer intimate essays, most specifically written for this volume, that bring him back to life, right there in front of us. Alec Wilkinson writes of Maxwell as mentor; Edward Hirsch remembers him in old age; Charles Baxter illuminates the magnificent novel So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ben Cheever recalls Maxwell and his own father; Donna Tartt vividly describes Maxwells kindness to herself as a first novelist; and Michael Collier admires him as a supreme literary correspondent. Other appreciations include insightful pieces by Alice Munro, Anthony Hecht, a poem by John Updike, and a brief tribute from Paula Fox. Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech The Writer as Illusionist. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780393057713
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