Six Essays On The Responsibilities Of The Novelist

Norris, Frank

Published by Alicat Bookshop Press, 1949
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Title: Six Essays On The Responsibilities Of The ...

Publisher: Alicat Bookshop Press

Publication Date: 1949

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New York. 1949. Alicat Bookshop Press. 1 Of 1000 Copies. Review Copy Slip Pasted To Front Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Wrappers. OUTCAST CHAPBOOKS No. 15. 35 pages. paperback. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 23136. FROM THE PUBLISHER - PUBLISHER'S NOTE - These essays by the author of McTEAGUE, THE OCTOPUS; and VANDOVER AND THE BRUTE were first published by Doubleday in 1903, a year after Frank Norris died of peritonitis in San Francisco at only thirty-two. Compared to his fiction masterpieces, THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NOVELIST is almost completely disregarded or unknown, perhaps because so much of that posthumous work is superannuated or redundant for the sophisticated reader and-or writer. This reprinting of six essays from the whole book omits those sections dealing with the mechanics of the writer's craft, which data is profusely available in many competent writing manuals today; those polemic chapters pleading for an insular and regional literature, which we've richly produced since Frank Norris's day; and those other chapters whose ideas are rendered naive and passe by our subsequent acquisition of psychological data, or unfortunately are just trash. What remains and has been included unabridged in this OUTCAST CHAPBOOK is supremely fresh and still valid, and as important today as its propaganda was in the year that saw the publication of BREWSTER’S MILLIONS and DOROTHY VERNON OF HADDON HALL. Review Copy Slip Pasted To Front Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 23136

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