The Resource Learning a trade : a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997, Reynolds Price

Learning a trade : a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997, Reynolds Price

Label
Learning a trade : a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997
Title
Learning a trade
Title remainder
a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997
Statement of responsibility
Reynolds Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Reynolds Price, much acclaimed author of award-winning novels, plays, poems, stories, and essays, comes a work that is unique among contemporary writers of American literature. For more than forty years, Price has kept a working journal of his writing life. Now published for the first time, Learning a Trade provides a revealing window into this writer's creative process and craftsman's sensibilities. Whether Price is reflecting on the rhythm of his day-to-day writing process or ruminating about the central character in what would become, for instance, Kate Vaiden - should she be a woman; what would be her name; why would the story be told in the first person? - he envelops the reader in the task at hand, in the trade being practiced. Instead of personal memoir or a collection of literary fragments, Learning a Trade presents what Price has called the "ongoing minutes" of his effort to learn his craft. Equally enlightening as an overview of a career of developing prominence or as a perspective on the building of individual literary works, this volume not only allows the reader to hear the author's internal dialogue on the hundreds of questions that must be turned and mulled during the planning and writing of a novel but, in an unplanned way, creates its own compelling narrative
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Reynolds
Dewey number
818/.5403
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R54
LC item number
A6 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Price, Reynolds
  • Authorship
Label
Learning a trade : a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997, Reynolds Price
Instantiates
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
  • Kate Vaiden
  • New Music
  • Good Hearts
  • The Tongues of Angels, Full Moon, Clear Pictures, Poems, Songs, Stories, The Foreseeable Future, Essays, Blue Calhoun, The Promise of Rest, A Whole New Life
  • Blue Calhoun
  • The Promise of Rest
  • Roxanna Slade
  • Names
  • Story Possibilities, Expressions and Anecdotes, Metaphors, Early Stories and Reading, M, Notes for a New "Anniversary," "Troubled Sleep"
  • A Long and Happy Life
  • Good and Bad Dreams, A Generous Man, A Possible Volume of Stories
  • Love and Work, Scars
  • The Surface of Earth, Stories, A Libretto for Sam Barber, Good Hearts
  • The Source of Light
  • Private Contentment
Control code
ocm39223691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 603 pages
Isbn
9780822321125
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39223691
Label
Learning a trade : a craftsman's notebooks, 1955-1997, Reynolds Price
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
  • Kate Vaiden
  • New Music
  • Good Hearts
  • The Tongues of Angels, Full Moon, Clear Pictures, Poems, Songs, Stories, The Foreseeable Future, Essays, Blue Calhoun, The Promise of Rest, A Whole New Life
  • Blue Calhoun
  • The Promise of Rest
  • Roxanna Slade
  • Names
  • Story Possibilities, Expressions and Anecdotes, Metaphors, Early Stories and Reading, M, Notes for a New "Anniversary," "Troubled Sleep"
  • A Long and Happy Life
  • Good and Bad Dreams, A Generous Man, A Possible Volume of Stories
  • Love and Work, Scars
  • The Surface of Earth, Stories, A Libretto for Sam Barber, Good Hearts
  • The Source of Light
  • Private Contentment
Control code
ocm39223691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 603 pages
Isbn
9780822321125
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39223691

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