Conversations With Ian Mcewan

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

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Conversations with Ian McEwancollects sixteen interviews, conducted over three decades, with the British author of such highly praised novels asEnduring Love,Atonement,Saturday, andOn Chesil Beach. McEwan (b. 1948) discusses his views on authorship, the writing process, and major themes found in his fiction, but he also expands upon his interests in music, film, global politics, the sciences, and the state of literature in contemporary society.McEwan's candid and forthcoming discussions with notable contemporary writers---Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Ian Hamilton, David Remnick, and Stephen Pinker---provide readers with the most in-depth portrait available of the author and his works.Readers will find McEwan to be just as engaging, humorous, and intelligent as his writings suggest. The volume includes interviews from British, Spanish, French, and American sources, two interviews previously available only in audio format, and a new interview conducted with the book's editor.

Author Biography

Ryan Roberts is a librarian at Lincoln Land Community College and an editorial assistant for Between the Lines. He is the official webmaster for Julian Barnes (www.julianbraces.com), Ian McEwan (www.ianmcewan.com), and James Fenton (www.jamesfenton.com), among others.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xv
Points of Departurep. 3
Adolescence and Afterp. 19
Ian McEwanp. 26
Writers Talk: Ideas of Our Timep. 47
The Pleasure of Prose Writing vs. Pornographic Violence: An Interview with Ian McEwanp. 54
Profile Writing: Ian McEwanp. 61
An Interview with Ian McEwanp. 67
Interview with Ian McEwanp. 79
The Art of Fiction CLXXIII; Ian McEwanp. 89
Zadie Smith Talks with Ian McEwanp. 108
A Conversation about Art and Naturep. 134
A Conversation with Ian McEwanp. 143
Naming What Is There: Ian McEwan in Conversation with David Remnickp. 156
Dual Purposep. 176
Shadow Linesp. 180
"A Thing One Does": A Conversation with Ian McEwanp. 188
Indexp. 203
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