Every Friday for many years, John Barth has exchanged his weekday fiction muse for a nonfiction one. He first collected the fruits of these labors in the critically acclaimed Friday Book and now, in Further Fridays, treats readers to a brilliant encore. This collection features a variety of reflections and ruminations that range as far as Barth's curiosity takes him. Each is a journey, but never quite the one expected one.
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Barth, author of several novels as well as the essays in The Friday Book, draws on his several years of writing and teaching experience to provide readers with flashes of insight into the writing of fiction. The witty, intelligent essays answer such questions about creative writing as, Can it be taught? Can it be learned? and Should it be taught? with clever, anecdotal insider wisdom. Often referring to his own teaching, writing, and traveling, Barth also ruminates on the writing process, the history of writing, authors, and other aspects of the trade. Barth's wealth of experience, ready wit, and skillful writing make this important work interesting and enjoyable. Kathleen HughesFrom Publishers Weekly:
Novelist Barth, who on Fridays retreats from his fiction to indulge in essays, here presents a second miscellany of his nonfiction.
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