Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Talking With Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews (Paperback)
  • Talking With Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews (Paperback)
zoom

Talking With Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews (Paperback)

(author)
£20.95
Paperback Published: 30/06/2000
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Texas has a whole remuda of writers, some native-born and Texas-raised and some immigrants to the state. They range from poets and playwrights to newspapermen and novelists. Pat Bennett has rounded up twelve of the most respected of them to discuss their work and their opinions about Texas writing and literature in general.

A. C. Greene is fascinated by characters who have a flaw they just can't overcome. Though Elmer Kelton reads widely when he can, he concentrates on specific research when working on a project. Frances Mossiker says that she struggles hard to give each person in her books a distinct voice. Leon Hale claims he doesn't mind being criticized occasionally, "Just so long as they don't get too close to the truth." These are just a few of the insights into the minds of Texas writers that these conversations provide.

Others who contribute their views are Larry McMurtry, John Graves, Max Apple, Shelby Hearon, Preston Jones, Tom Lea, William Goyen, and Larry King, but since they all talk about the work of many colleagues, the scope of the book is not limited to this particular dozen.

Readers of Texas writing as well as anyone interested in literature will value the light these interviews shed on the work of those authors they have read and will be stimulated to sample the works of those authors they have not.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9780890961056
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

Sicily
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Road to Middle-earth
Added to basket
Tolkien On Fairy-Stories
Added to basket
The Book Lovers' Anthology
Added to basket
Walking Jane Austen's London
Added to basket
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
Added to basket
The Inklings
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Tolkien and the Great War
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.