Conversations with John Gardner by John GardnerConversations with John Gardner by John Gardner

Conversations with John Gardner

byJohn GardnerEditorAllan Chavkin

Paperback | February 1, 1990

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This collection, selected from more than 140 interviews Gardner granted, presents a wealth of information on the life and art of one of America's foremost novelists.

These interviews show him as a novelist, a charismatic teacher of creative writing, and a widely published scholar who has vast knowledge and who generated much literary information in his lectures and interviews.

After the publication of such popular and critical successes as Grendel (1971) and The Sunlight Dialogues (1972), this philosophical writer with an enviable talent for storytelling was regarded as "a major contemporary writer." After Gardner had demonstrated that he was one of America's most prolific, versatile, and imaginative authors, he became one of its most controversial when he attacked the literary establishment in his book On Moral Fiction and in his interviews.

These candid conversations reveal a man of contrasts and contradictions, a writer who, as one of his interviewers remarks, "brought to everything he did a passion that at times bordered on madness."

John Gardner was born in 1933 and raised outside of Batavia, New York and graduated from Batavia High School in 1951. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and teacher as well as composing operas, librettos and paintings. Gardner wrote three works on the art of writing, which were "On Becoming a Novelist,""The Art of Fiction,"...
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Title:Conversations with John GardnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.16 × 6.1 × 0.86 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:University Press of MississippiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0878054235

ISBN - 13:9780878054237

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