From Publishers Weekly
Novelist Barth, who on Fridays retreats from his fiction to indulge in essays, here presents a second miscellany of his nonfiction.
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Barth, author of several novels as well as the essays in The Friday Book
, draws on his several years of writing and teaching experience to provide readers with flashes of insight into the writing of fiction. The witty, intelligent essays answer such questions about creative writing as, Can it be taught? Can it be learned? and Should it be taught? with clever, anecdotal insider wisdom. Often referring to his own teaching, writing, and traveling, Barth also ruminates on the writing process, the history of writing, authors, and other aspects of the trade. Barth's wealth of experience, ready wit, and skillful writing make this important work interesting and enjoyable. Kathleen Hughes
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