9781897231500

Selected Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9781897231500

  • ISBN10:

    1897231504

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-28
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
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Summary

Clark Blaise is a North American treasure, one of a handful of the truly important short-story writers in the last 50 years. HisSelected Essaysbring together for the first time another aspect of his tremendous and courageous oeuvre, belles-lettres, essays and occasional pieces which range over autobiography, his French-Canadian heritage, the craft of fiction, American fiction, Australian fiction, and the work of such individual writers as Jack Kerouac, V.S. Naipaul, Salmon Rushdie, Alice Munro, Leon Rooke, and Bernard Malamud, his friend and mentor. His essays on literary craft and technique are essential reading for aspiring writers and for readers eager for knowledge of literature's nuts-and-bolts. Always elegant, profound, thought-provoking and contrarian, Blaise's essays grapple with the themes and preoccupations that have animated his fiction, and give us a more intimate understanding of the work of this most modern of North American writers.

Author Biography

Born to Canadian parents in North Dakota in 1940, Clark Blaise grew up with an outsider's view of America and a romanticized exile's view of Canada. The author of nine story collections, three novels, and four previous works of nonfiction, he currently lives both in New York and San Francisco with his wife, Bharati Mukherjee.

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