"It is salutary to come across a writer who is genuinely ambitious for art." -- The New York Review of Books
"John Gardner's On Moral Fiction is criticism with both eyes open, fearless, illuminating, proving...that true art is moral and not trivial." -- Los Angeles Times
"Most refreshing about Gardner is his belief that some truths are indeed knowable." -- Business Week
About the Author
John Gardner (19331982) was a bestselling novelist and one of the most popular and respected writing teachers of his generation. His books On Moral Fiction, The Art of Fiction, and On Becoming a Novelist are consulted by thousands of aspiring writers every year. His novels include the classic Grendel and the bestsellers October Light, The Sunlight Dialogues, and Nickel Mountain.