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Master Class: Scenes from a Fiction Workshop

West, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0151005745 / ISBN 13: 9780151005741
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION, first printing of this classic work by Paul West recounting his teaching experience in the form of a memoir of his last class for young aspiring writers. Beautifully written and full of wonderful advice and thought for writers, no matter their skill levels. Paul West is an acclaimed author and the winner of many prizes and awards. He has been described as "one of the most consistently brilliant lyrical writers in America." This is a highly collectible book. Paul West suffered a stroke in the years following the publication of this book and has had to relearn to read and write. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000415

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Title: Master Class: Scenes from a Fiction Workshop

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Paul West, prolific novelist and writer of renown, is also a beloved and famous writing teacher. In Master Class, West re-creates his last writing seminar, filled with wonderful conversation, deep insight into the creative spirit, and terrific tips for good writing.

Fifteen students-eager, talented, some new, and some old friends- come together twice a week to talk about great works, to discuss each others' writing, and to open their minds and hearts to the joy, peril, and discipline of striving to write good literature.

West, who is dedicated to both great writing and to his students, has class members sleep with a page of Proust under their pillows. Then they begin-writing, talking, analyzing, and critiquing. Each class and each chapter of Master Class offers a heady mix of detailed advice and creative philosophy.

Only a few fortunate students were accepted into this seminar. Now readers and writers all over the world can sit with master teacher Paul West, learning not only what makes a great opening sentence, but also how to expand their minds and imaginations.

About the Author:

Paul West, called "a national treasure," is the author of eighteen novels, most recently Life with Swan, and ten works of nonfiction. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, he has taught at Brown University, Cornell University, and the University of Arizona.

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