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The Resource The faith of a writer : life, craft, art, Joyce Carol Oates

The faith of a writer : life, craft, art, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art
Title
The faith of a writer
Title remainder
life, craft, art
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and discusses the importance of reading in the life of a writer. Oates claims, "Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design." In fourteen succinct chapters, The Faith of a Writer provides valuable lessons on how language, ideas, and experience are assembled to create art. [from publisher description]
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
Z467 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Authors, American
  • Fiction
  • Authorship
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Auteurschap
Label
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art, Joyce Carol Oates
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
Control code
52429846
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 158 pages
Isbn
9780060565534
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003049235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52429846
Label
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52429846
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 158 pages
Isbn
9780060565534
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003049235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52429846

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