The Resource A Piece of work : five writers discuss their revisions, edited by Jay Woodruff

A Piece of work : five writers discuss their revisions, edited by Jay Woodruff

Label
A Piece of work : five writers discuss their revisions
Title
A Piece of work
Title remainder
five writers discuss their revisions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jay Woodruff
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Learning how to revise may well be the most excruciating part of writing - frequently it is what makes or breaks new writers. Now, in this unique and highly useful book, Jay Woodruff gives some of America's finest contemporary writers an opportunity to talk with passion and professionalism about revision - about the hard work of their writing. Books on writing generally offer prescriptions and proscriptions about this "craft so hard to learn" instead of evidence. But in A Piece of Work Woodruff's incisive questions guide five writers - Tobias Wolff, Tess Gallagher, Robert Coles, Joyce Carol Oates, and Donald Hall - through specific examples that enable the reader to see how good writing becomes better. From the first draft through various revisions and finally to the printed version of a single piece of each author's work, Woodruff traces the full course of the revision process. While we might prefer to picture all authors as Coleridge, with the perfectly formed lines and stanzas of "Kubla Khan" emerging from a dream, the truth of the matter is that the development of a final text is often as much a hard-won discovery as it is an initial inspiration. A Piece of Work offers a road map to that discovery
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS225
LC item number
.P54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woodruff, Jay
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  • Wolff, Tobias
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Gallagher, Tess
  • Coles, Robert
  • Hall, Donald
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
  • Editing
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
  • Editing
  • Textkritik
Label
A Piece of work : five writers discuss their revisions, edited by Jay Woodruff
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the garden of the North American martyrs / Tobias Wolff -- Red Poppy ; Two of anything ; Black pudding / Tess Gallagher -- Don't worry, Dad / Robert Coles -- Naked / Joyce Carol Oates -- Ox Cart man / Donald Hall
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780877454083
Lccn
92039413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27035197
  • (OCoLC)ocm27035197
Label
A Piece of work : five writers discuss their revisions, edited by Jay Woodruff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the garden of the North American martyrs / Tobias Wolff -- Red Poppy ; Two of anything ; Black pudding / Tess Gallagher -- Don't worry, Dad / Robert Coles -- Naked / Joyce Carol Oates -- Ox Cart man / Donald Hall
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780877454083
Lccn
92039413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27035197
  • (OCoLC)ocm27035197

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