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The Resource A manner of being : writers on their mentors, edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker

A manner of being : writers on their mentors, edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker

Label
A manner of being : writers on their mentors
Title
A manner of being
Title remainder
writers on their mentors
Statement of responsibility
edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What do the punk singer Henry Rollins, the Guatemalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa, the American authors Tobias Wolff, Tayari Jones, and George Saunders, the Canadian writer Sheila Heti, and the Russian poet Polina Barskova have in common? At some point they all studied the art of writing deeply with someone. The nearly seventy short essays in A Manner of Being, by some of the best contemporary writers from around the world, pay homage to mentors--the writers, teachers, nannies, and sages--who enlighten, push, encourage, and sometimes hurt, fail, and limit their protégés. There are mentors encountered in the schoolhouse and on farms, in NYC and in MFA programs; mentors who show up exactly when needed, offering comfort, a steadying hand, a commiseration, a dose of tough love. This collection is rich with anecdotes from the heartfelt to the salacious, gems of writing advice, and guidance for how to live the writing life in a world that all too often doesn't care whether you write or not. Each contribution is intimate and distinct--yet a common theme is that mentors model a manner of being."--Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN466
LC item number
.M365 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Liontas, Annie
  • Parker, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Autobiographies
  • Mentoring of authors
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Authors
  • Autobiographies
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Mentoring of authors
Label
A manner of being : writers on their mentors, edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lineage I -- On John L'Heureux / Tobias Wolff -- On Raymond Carver, John Irving, and Richard Stern / Douglas Unger -- On Douglas Unger and Tobias Wolff / George Saunders -- On George Saunders / Adam Levin -- Schoolhouse -- On Judith Grossman and Geoffrey Wolff / Aimee Bender -- On John Hawkes / Mary Caponegro -- On school / James Franco -- On five mentors / Lee Montgomery -- On Kevin Brockmeier and Micelle Huneven / Carmen Maria Machado -- On Anatoly Kim / Leonid Kostyukov -- On Alberto de Lacerda / Scott Laughlin -- On Charles Baxter / Davy Rothbart -- On William Weaver / Jedediah Berry -- On Donald Justice / C. Dale Young -- On Ron DeMaio / Maya Lang -- On Amy / Mecca Jamilah Sullivan -- On Robert "Bobo" Rudd and Mrs. Maureen Vanderbilt / Peter Meinke -- On Irving Feldman / Stefan Kiesbye -- On John Barth / Michael Martone -- Outliers -- On Fabian Cancellara's legs / Richard Poplak -- On Ira Glass / Daine Cook -- On the old guy / Mary Gaitskill -- On Harry Crews / Kevin Canty -- On Paul Bowles / Rodrigo Rey Rosa -- On three buildres / Ken Babstock -- On Boris Ostanin / Aleksandr Skidan -- On the exquisite lady / Tony D'Souza -- On L. / Byron Case -- On Hubert Selby, Jr. / Henry Rollins -- On Susan Roxborough / Sheila Heti -- On Gilbert Sorrentino / Mikhail Iossel -- On Peter Matthiessen / Edie Meidav -- On Tammy White / Megan Mayhew Bergman -- On the teacher / Polina Barskova -- On Leonora Carrington and P.K. Page / Rosemary Sullivan -- Lineage II -- On Donald Barthelme / Padgett Powell -- On Padgett Powell / Mike Spry -- On Gordon Lish / Sam Lipsyte -- On Gordon Lish / Noy Holland -- On Elizabeth Hardwick / Christine Schutt -- Tough love -- On John Probes / Deb Olin Unferth -- On Mary Jo Salter / Erica Dawson -- On Philip Levine / Nick Flynn -- On Robert Day / Roy Kesey -- On Valerie Martin / Sabina Murray -- On Alberto Pimenta / Rui Zink -- On Beth Ann Fennelly / Anya Groner -- On her grandmother / Dawn Raffel -- On Martha Washington / Pam Houston -- No mentor here -- On no one / Paisley Rekdal -- On some teachers / Christine Hume -- On a mentor missed / Tibor Fischer -- On rejecting your mentors / Tony Hoagland -- Interventions -- On surrounding yourself with the people you most wish to become / Stephen Elliott -- On Terrence Malick / Josip Novakovich -- On Breyten Breytenbach / Maaza Mengiste -- On Kate Bernheimer / Alissa Nutting -- On Robert Kroetsch / Jon Paul Fiorentino -- On William T. Vollmann / Nathan Deuel -- On James McCourt / Peter Trachtenberg -- On Fred Chappell / George Singleton -- On Gore Vidal / Jay Parini -- On Donald Drury / Frank X. Gaspar -- Lineage III -- On Ron Carlson / Tayari Jones -- On David Kranes / Ron Carlson -- On John O. Killens / Arthur Flowers -- On Arthur Flowers / Annie Liontas
Control code
ocn910596075
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781625341815
Lccn
2015028019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025630149
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910596075
  • (OCoLC)910596075
Label
A manner of being : writers on their mentors, edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lineage I -- On John L'Heureux / Tobias Wolff -- On Raymond Carver, John Irving, and Richard Stern / Douglas Unger -- On Douglas Unger and Tobias Wolff / George Saunders -- On George Saunders / Adam Levin -- Schoolhouse -- On Judith Grossman and Geoffrey Wolff / Aimee Bender -- On John Hawkes / Mary Caponegro -- On school / James Franco -- On five mentors / Lee Montgomery -- On Kevin Brockmeier and Micelle Huneven / Carmen Maria Machado -- On Anatoly Kim / Leonid Kostyukov -- On Alberto de Lacerda / Scott Laughlin -- On Charles Baxter / Davy Rothbart -- On William Weaver / Jedediah Berry -- On Donald Justice / C. Dale Young -- On Ron DeMaio / Maya Lang -- On Amy / Mecca Jamilah Sullivan -- On Robert "Bobo" Rudd and Mrs. Maureen Vanderbilt / Peter Meinke -- On Irving Feldman / Stefan Kiesbye -- On John Barth / Michael Martone -- Outliers -- On Fabian Cancellara's legs / Richard Poplak -- On Ira Glass / Daine Cook -- On the old guy / Mary Gaitskill -- On Harry Crews / Kevin Canty -- On Paul Bowles / Rodrigo Rey Rosa -- On three buildres / Ken Babstock -- On Boris Ostanin / Aleksandr Skidan -- On the exquisite lady / Tony D'Souza -- On L. / Byron Case -- On Hubert Selby, Jr. / Henry Rollins -- On Susan Roxborough / Sheila Heti -- On Gilbert Sorrentino / Mikhail Iossel -- On Peter Matthiessen / Edie Meidav -- On Tammy White / Megan Mayhew Bergman -- On the teacher / Polina Barskova -- On Leonora Carrington and P.K. Page / Rosemary Sullivan -- Lineage II -- On Donald Barthelme / Padgett Powell -- On Padgett Powell / Mike Spry -- On Gordon Lish / Sam Lipsyte -- On Gordon Lish / Noy Holland -- On Elizabeth Hardwick / Christine Schutt -- Tough love -- On John Probes / Deb Olin Unferth -- On Mary Jo Salter / Erica Dawson -- On Philip Levine / Nick Flynn -- On Robert Day / Roy Kesey -- On Valerie Martin / Sabina Murray -- On Alberto Pimenta / Rui Zink -- On Beth Ann Fennelly / Anya Groner -- On her grandmother / Dawn Raffel -- On Martha Washington / Pam Houston -- No mentor here -- On no one / Paisley Rekdal -- On some teachers / Christine Hume -- On a mentor missed / Tibor Fischer -- On rejecting your mentors / Tony Hoagland -- Interventions -- On surrounding yourself with the people you most wish to become / Stephen Elliott -- On Terrence Malick / Josip Novakovich -- On Breyten Breytenbach / Maaza Mengiste -- On Kate Bernheimer / Alissa Nutting -- On Robert Kroetsch / Jon Paul Fiorentino -- On William T. Vollmann / Nathan Deuel -- On James McCourt / Peter Trachtenberg -- On Fred Chappell / George Singleton -- On Gore Vidal / Jay Parini -- On Donald Drury / Frank X. Gaspar -- Lineage III -- On Ron Carlson / Tayari Jones -- On David Kranes / Ron Carlson -- On John O. Killens / Arthur Flowers -- On Arthur Flowers / Annie Liontas
Control code
ocn910596075
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781625341815
Lccn
2015028019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025630149
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910596075
  • (OCoLC)910596075

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