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The Resource A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations, edited by Charles Baxter, Michael Collier, and Edward Hirsch

A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations, edited by Charles Baxter, Michael Collier, and Edward Hirsch

Label
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations
Title
A William Maxwell portrait
Title remainder
memories and appreciations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charles Baxter, Michael Collier, and Edward Hirsch
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 century's great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by him - both the man and his work - offer 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 Maxwell's 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 Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech "The Writer as Illusionist." -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.A9464
LC item number
Z97 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baxter, Charles
  • Collier, Michael
  • Hirsch, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors, American
  • Editors
  • Maxwell, William
  • Maxwell, William
Label
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations, edited by Charles Baxter, Michael Collier, and Edward Hirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 34
  • A Story in the Dark
  • Paula Fox
  • 48
  • The Dog Gets to Dover: William Maxwell as a Correspondent
  • Michael Collier
  • 53
  • Chance
  • Alec Wilkinson
  • 71
  • Stolen (poem)
  • The Breath of Life
  • Charles Baxter
  • 86
  • Something to Read When He Dies
  • Benjamin Cheever
  • 107
  • William Maxwell
  • Shirley Hazzard
  • 117
  • Time Will Darken It
  • John Updike
  • Anthony Hecht
  • 123
  • Angel Child
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • 135
  • Grace
  • Richard Bausch
  • 161
  • Reading War and Peace to William Maxwell
  • Annabel Davis-Goff
  • 17
  • 170
  • Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man
  • Edward Hirsch
  • 187
  • The Writer as Illusionist
  • William Maxwell
  • 208
  • Mr. Maxwell
  • Donna Tartt
  • 19
  • Maxwell
  • Alice Munro
Control code
55096748
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780393057713
Lccn
2004009730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations, edited by Charles Baxter, Michael Collier, and Edward Hirsch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 34
  • A Story in the Dark
  • Paula Fox
  • 48
  • The Dog Gets to Dover: William Maxwell as a Correspondent
  • Michael Collier
  • 53
  • Chance
  • Alec Wilkinson
  • 71
  • Stolen (poem)
  • The Breath of Life
  • Charles Baxter
  • 86
  • Something to Read When He Dies
  • Benjamin Cheever
  • 107
  • William Maxwell
  • Shirley Hazzard
  • 117
  • Time Will Darken It
  • John Updike
  • Anthony Hecht
  • 123
  • Angel Child
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • 135
  • Grace
  • Richard Bausch
  • 161
  • Reading War and Peace to William Maxwell
  • Annabel Davis-Goff
  • 17
  • 170
  • Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man
  • Edward Hirsch
  • 187
  • The Writer as Illusionist
  • William Maxwell
  • 208
  • Mr. Maxwell
  • Donna Tartt
  • 19
  • Maxwell
  • Alice Munro
Control code
55096748
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780393057713
Lccn
2004009730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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