The Resource John Gardner's collection on writing, John Gardner, (electronic resource)

John Gardner's collection on writing, John Gardner, (electronic resource)

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John Gardner's collection on writing
Title
John Gardner's collection on writing
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John Gardner
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eng
Summary
A special three-in-one edition of celebrated author John Gardner's explorations of modern fiction: On Becoming a Novelist, On Writers & Writing, and On Moral Fiction In On Becoming a Novelist, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer's block. Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors. In On Writers & Writing, acclaimed novelist John Gardner discusses the craft of fiction writing, taking to task some of his best-known contemporaries in the process. Gardner criticizes some for writing disingenuous fiction, and commends others who produce literature that acts as a life-affirming force. He offers insights into and exacting critiques on such writers as Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and John Cheever, while addressing his personal influences and delivering broad-ranging observations on literary culture. And in On Moral Fiction, John Gardner's thesis is simple: "True art is by its nature moral." Since the book's first publication, the passion behind Gardner's assertion has both provoked and inspired readers. In examining the work of his peers, Gardner analyzes what has gone wrong, in his view, in modern art and literature, and how shortcomings in artistic criticism have contributed to the problem. He develops his argument by showing how artists and critics can reintroduce morality and substance to their work to improve society and cultivate our morality
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Midwest
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1933-1982
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Gardner, John
Dewey number
808.8/023
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Books
  • Literature and morals
  • Electronic books
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adult
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John Gardner's collection on writing, John Gardner, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11560421
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multicolored
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MWT11560421
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11560421
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remote
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11560421
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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John Gardner's collection on writing, John Gardner, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11560421
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11560421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11560421
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11560421
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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