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Author Szymborska, Wisława, author

Title How to start writing (and when to stop) : advice for authors / Wisława Szymborska ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh
Edition First edition
Published New York : New Directions Publishing, 2021


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Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Series New Directions paperbook ; 1514
Summary "In this witty "how-to" guide, Wisława Szymborska has nothing but sympathy for the labors of would-be writers generally: "I myself started out with rotten poetry and stories," she confesses in this collection of pieces culled from the advice she gave-anonymously-for many years in the well-known Polish journal Literary Life. She returns time and again to the mundane business of writing poetry properly, that is to say, painstakingly and sparingly. "I sigh to be a poet," Miss A. P. from Bialogard exclaims. "I groan to be an editor," Szymborska responds. Szymborska stubbornly insists on poetry's "prosaic side": "Let's take the wings off and try writing on foot, shall we?" This delightful compilation, translated by the peerless Clare Cavanagh, will delight readers and writers alike"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Authorship
Creative writing
Feuilletons, Polish
Creative writing.
Feuilletons, Polish.
Genre/Form Essays.
Author Cavanagh, Clare, editor, translator
LC no. 2021022390
ISBN 9780811229715
Other Titles Poczta literacka, czyli jak zostać (lub nie zostać) pisarzem. English