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Author Cheuse, Alan.

Title Listening to the page : adventures in reading and writing / Alan Cheuse
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2001]
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Contents Writing it down for James : some thoughts on reading toward the millennium -- Books in flames : a view of Latin American literature -- The lost books -- Hamlet in Haiti : style in Carpentier's The kingdom of this world -- Traces of light : the paradoxes of narrative painting and pictorial fiction -- Truth as fiction, or, The tail of the monstrous peacock -- The consolation of art -- You can read Wolfe again -- Stories of deep delight -- Of Steinbeck and Salinas -- The return of James Agee -- Mario Vargas Llosa and Conversation in the cathedral : the question of naturalism -- Where is she going? Where has she been? : Elizabeth Tallent's "No one's a mystery" and the poetry of female initiation -- A wintry saga -- Bernard and Juliet : romance and desire in Malamud's high art -- Fitzgerald's Christmas carol, or, The burden of "The camel's back" -- A note on landscape in All the pretty horses -- Rereading Traven -- Confessions of an ex-minimalist -- On the contemporary -- Of the making of books -- Voices : a conversation
Summary When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert Frost and Ralph Ellison, written hundreds of reviews for Kirkus Reviews, and taught alongside John Gardner and Bernard Malamud at Bennington College for nearly a decade. Soon after the New Yorker story appeared, Cheuse wrote a freelance magazine piece about a new, publicly funded broadcast network called National Public Radio, and a relationship of reviewer and radio was born.>
Notes In English
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Subject Books and reading.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- Reviews.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231504462 (electronic bk.)
9780231504461 (electronic bk.)