Encounters with Authors

Encounters with Authors

by Dale Andrew White

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Overview

This collection of 20 interviews with and articles about noted writers covers fantasy, poetry, mystery, journalism, drama as well as literary, experimental and commercial fiction.

* In London, Agatha Christie's theatrical producer guards the secrets of "The Mousetrap."
* In Stratford-upon-Avon, actor Derek Jacobi challenges the scholarly interpretation of Shakespeare.
* At Florida's Cross Creek, friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings pay homage to her memory.
* On Georgia's St. Simons Island, Eugenia Price shuns her label as a "Christian novelist."
* Behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner warns us about a pending but preventable "apocalypse."
* Southern novelist and journalist Harry Crews remembers his torturous but character-building childhood.
* Tennessee Williams dodges the press.
* Larry McMurtry describes the process of writing his epic "Lonesome Dove."
* John Mortimer testifies on behalf of "Rumpole of the Bailey."
* Chaim Potok, author of "The Chosen," renounces religious fundamentalism.
* Richard Adams, author of "Watership Down," looks deep into his subconscious.
* African poet Kofi Awoonor summons the ghosts of his ancestors.
* Bel Kaufman leads a new generation "Up the Down Staircase."
* Evan Hunter, Richard Eberhart, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Andre Norton and others talk about the art and business of writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492296515
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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