A Writer's Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures

A Writer s Life The Margaret Laurence Lectures For anyone who loves great literature or aspires to write it this is an essential collection full of insight wisdom humour and candour from Canada s most important and beloved literary figures For

  • Title: A Writer's Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures
  • Author: The Writers' Trust Of Canada
  • ISBN: 9780771089299
  • Page: 442
  • Format: ebook
  • For anyone who loves great literature or aspires to write it this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada s most important and beloved literary figures For the past twenty five years, the Writers Trust of Canada s annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of Canada s most prominent aFor anyone who loves great literature or aspires to write it this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada s most important and beloved literary figures For the past twenty five years, the Writers Trust of Canada s annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of Canada s most prominent authors to discuss the theme of A Writer s Life in front of their peers Hugh MacLennan, Mavis Gallant, Timothy Findley, W.O Mitchell, Pierre Berton, P.K Page, Dorothy Livesay, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, among others, have shared the personal challenges they faced in forging theirown paths as writers, at a time when such a career was still unusual in this country Intimate, frank, and revealing in tone, their lectures collected for the first time in celebration of the series twenty fifth anniversary provide a unique account of a period when a national writing community was just being formed, and give us unprecedented access to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature as they share their insights into their work, the profession of writing, the growing canon of our literature, and the cultural history of our country.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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