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Boswell's insights are so spot-on, so enlightened, instructive, generous and eye-opening that you'll be left smacking your forehead again and again over the "of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Alan Crawford
The worst part about this book was the author's notion that a writer should not be organized.
Boswell emphasizes that the writer should NOT have a clear understanding,... Read more
Once again, I have to lament the ease with which such books get five stars. Do people really think this book is as good as a book on writing could get? Read morePublished 19 months ago by HB
This is another book written by an instructor of a Creative Writing Program likely under the threat of publish or perish. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rod Raglin
The Half-Known World begins with the author's view that the key to good literary fiction is to leave certain aspects of the story, character or setting to the reader's own... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Fred G. Baker
by Robert Boswell, © 2008
I wrote to Robert Boswell:
"page 1. 'We had decided we would be writers when we grew up. Read more
Along with Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, this collection of essays is my favorite book about writing and reading. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Truck Lover