My Mentor: A Young Writer's Friendship with William Maxwell

3.62 avg rating
( 45 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780618382699: My Mentor: A Young Writer's Friendship with William Maxwell
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A compelling reflection on wisdom, friendship, and the craft of writing, My Mentor is also the touching story of a young man's education at the hands of a master, William Maxwell. At age twenty-four, Alec Wilkinson approached Maxwell in hopes of being taught to write. A quarter century of friendship followed.
As a fiction editor of The New Yorker, Maxwell was unquestionably one of the past century's most respected editors; as the author of the masterpieces They Came Like Swallows and So Long, See You Tomorrow, he was one of its greatest American writers. His unparalleled ear for language and eye for detail, his depth of understanding and experience, make his instructions on writing an essential guide to the craft. In honoring this great man of letters, Wilkinson creates a "deft and sympathetic portrait" (New York Times Book Review).

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Alec Wilkinson is the author of A Violent Act, Moonshine Midnights, and Big Sugar. A recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Esquire, and other magazines. He lives in New York City.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

1076460047

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780618123018: My Mentor: A Young Man's Friendship with William Maxwell

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0618123016 ISBN 13:  9780618123018
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilkinson, Alec
Published by Houghton Mifflin (2002)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB
(Columbia, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Wilkinson, Alec. MY MENTOR: A YOUNG MAN'S FRIENDSHIP WITH WILLIAM MAXWELL. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c2002. First paperback printing. 179pp. 8vo. New trade softcover. Seller Inventory # 57169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Wilkinson, Alec
Published by Mariner Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Letusbegin
(Ossining, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New Paperback! Pristine unmarked pages, may have very slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, still a great buy straight from warehouse unread, sealed in plastic, exact artwork as listed, Seller Inventory # 035170708114

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Alec Wilkinson
Published by Houghton Mifflin (2004)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Wilkinson, Alec
Published by Mariner Books (2018)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0618382690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Wilkinson, Alec
Published by Mariner Books 10/14/2003 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books 10/14/2003, 2003. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. My Mentor: A Young Man's Friendship with William Maxwell. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Alec Wilkinson
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. A compelling reflection on wisdom, friendship, and the craft of writing, My Mentor is also the touching story of a young man s education at the hands of a master, William Maxwell. At age twenty-four, Alec Wilkinson approached Maxwell in hopes of being taught to write. A quarter century of friendship followed. As a fiction editor of The New Yorker, Maxwell was unquestionably one of the past century s most respected editors; as the author of the masterpieces They Came Like Swallows and So Long, See You Tomorrow, he was one of its greatest American writers. His unparalleled ear for language and eye for detail, his depth of understanding and experience, make his instructions on writing an essential guide to the craft. In honoring this great man of letters, Wilkinson creates a deft and sympathetic portrait (New York Times Book Review). Seller Inventory # APC9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Alec Wilkinson
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.A compelling reflection on wisdom, friendship, and the craft of writing, My Mentor is also the touching story of a young man s education at the hands of a master, William Maxwell. At age twenty-four, Alec Wilkinson approached Maxwell in hopes of being taught to write. A quarter century of friendship followed. As a fiction editor of The New Yorker, Maxwell was unquestionably one of the past century s most respected editors; as the author of the masterpieces They Came Like Swallows and So Long, See You Tomorrow, he was one of its greatest American writers. His unparalleled ear for language and eye for detail, his depth of understanding and experience, make his instructions on writing an essential guide to the craft. In honoring this great man of letters, Wilkinson creates a deft and sympathetic portrait (New York Times Book Review). Seller Inventory # APC9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Alec Wilkinson
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780618382699_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Alec Wilkinson
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 196 pages. Dimensions: 7.5in. x 4.6in. x 0.6in.A compelling reflection on wisdom, friendship, and the craft of writing, My Mentor is also the touching story of a young mans education at the hands of a master, William Maxwell. At age twenty-four, Alec Wilkinson approached Maxwell in hopes of being taught to write. A quarter century of friendship followed. As a fiction editor of The New Yorker, Maxwell was unquestionably one of the past centurys most respected editors; as the author of the masterpieces They Came Like Swallows and So Long, See You Tomorrow, he was one of its greatest American writers. His unparalleled ear for language and eye for detail, his depth of understanding and experience, make his instructions on writing an essential guide to the craft. In honoring this great man of letters, Wilkinson creates a deft and sympathetic portrait (New York Times Book Review). This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Wilkinson, Alec
Published by Houghton Mifflin (2004)
ISBN 10: 0618382690 ISBN 13: 9780618382699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780618382699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book