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Who’s Writing This? Notations on the Authorial I, with Self-Portraits… (1995)

by Daniel Halpern (Editor & Preface)

Other authors: Diane Ackerman (Contributor), Edward Albee (Contributor), Max Apple (Contributor), Margaret Atwood (Contributor), Josef Škvorecký (Contributor)52 more, Russell Banks (Contributor), Frank Bidart (Contributor), Roy Blount, Jr. (Contributor), Jorge Luis Borges (Contributor), Paul Bowles (Contributor), Harold Brodkey (Contributor), Cecil Brown (Contributor), Rosellen Brown (Contributor), Robert Olen Butler (Contributor), Frank Conroy (Contributor), Guy Davenport (Contributor), John Fowles (Contributor), Paula Fox (Contributor), William H. Gass (Contributor), Gail Godwin (Contributor), Edward Gorey (Contributor), Allan Gurganus (Contributor), Jim Harrison (Contributor), John Hawkes (Contributor), Mark Helprin (Contributor), Alice Hoffman (Contributor), Maureen Howard (Contributor), Evan Hunter (Contributor), Diane Johnson (Contributor), Edward P. Jones (Contributor), Ward Just (Contributor), Ivan, Klíma (Contributor), Ed Koren (Contributor), Elmore Leonard (Contributor), Romulus Linney (Contributor), William Matthews (Contributor), Peter Mayle (Contributor), Czesław Miłosz (Contributor), Leonard Michaels (Contributor), James A. Michener (Contributor), Arthur Miller (Contributor), Mary Morris (Contributor), Thylias Moss (Contributor), Edna O'Brien (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Cynthia Ozick (Contributor), Darryl Pinckney (Contributor), Francine Prose (Contributor), Alastair Reid (Translator), Henry Roth (Contributor), James Salter (Contributor), Jane Smiley (Contributor), Susan Sontag (Contributor), Paul Theroux (Contributor), Scott Turow (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Helen Vendler (Contributor)

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"This book includes over 50 essays, and the astounding variety and excellence of the group make for a remarkably complete statement on the difficulty, self-loathing, humor, courage, and inspiration involved with the creative process." "Such writers as John Fowles, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, James A. Michener, Susan Sontag, Darryl Pinckney, Alice Hoffman, Roy Blount Jr., Joyce Carol Oates and Arthur Miller cheerfully and skillfully reveal themselves, along with many others, using Borges' playful construct with surprisingly distinctive results." "In addition, the authors have accompanied their pieces with self-portraits, which range from cartoonist Ed Koren's zany figures to Helen Vendler's carefully traced hand, and include a variety of possibilities in between. It is rare that readers are given such privileged information (however tongue-in-cheek) about the identities of their favorite authors - still rarer to meet their personas in the same place."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)



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Apple, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Brown, CecilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, RosellenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, Robert OlenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conroy, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davenport, GuyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowles, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fox, PaulaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Howard, MaureenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunter, EvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, DianeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Edward P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Just, WardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klíma, Ivan,Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Koren, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leonard, ElmoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Linney, RomulusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matthews, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mayle, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miłosz, CzesławContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Michaels, LeonardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Miller, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ozick, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinckney, DarrylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prose, FrancineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reid, AlastairTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This LT Work is Daniel Halpern's anthology, Who’s Writing This? Notations on the Authorial I, with Self-Portraits, published separately as a retail hardcover (1995) and reissued in trade paperback format (2009). It includes selections from 56 Authors, some of which are shared but are not entirely the same as the similarly titled Spring 1994 volume of Antæus magazine, No. 73/74, which Halpern also edited. Please maintain our distinction between these different Works. Thank you.
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Why who?-A preface / Daniel Halpern --
Borges and I (tr. Alastair Reid) /Jorge Luis Borges --
Diane Ackerman and I / Diane Ackerman --
EELALBEE / Edward Albee --
Borges and I¹⁰ / Max Apple --
Me, she, and it / Margaret Atwood --
R(& I) / Russell Banks --
Borges and I / Frank Bidart --
Blount, Borges, and I / Roy Blount Jr. --
Bowles and it / Paul Bowles --
The one who writes / Harold Brodkey --
There's a black man imprisoned in me / Cecil Brown --
Who is the reader in that ring of light? / Rosellen Brown --
Butler and I / Robert Olen Butler --
Me and Conroy / Frank Conroy --
Keeping time / Guy Davenport --
The J.R. Fowles club / John Fowles --
Path / Paula Fox --
Pierre Menard and me / William H. Gass --
The girl in the basement / Gail Godwin --
A penchant for pseudonyms / Edward Gorey --
The fertile "We" of one chaste "I" / Allan Gurganus --
Squaw Gulch / Jim Harrison --
Hawkes and Hawkes / John Hawkes --
Helprin and I / Mark Helprin --
Labrador retriever wishes he could tell all / Alice Hoffman --
a/k/a and I / Maureen Howard --
Me and Ed / Evan Hunter --
Diane Johnson and I / Diane Johnson --
Disappearing / Edward P. Jones --
Just and unjust / Ward Just --
Klima and I (tr. Paul Wilson) / Ivan Klíma --
My appendage / Ed Koren --
What Elmore Leonard does / Elmore Leonard --
On my name / Romulus Linney --
The complaint / William Matthews --
Mayle and I / Peter Mayle --
Michaels writing / Leonard Michaels --
Michener and I / James A. Michener --
Arthur Miller / Arthur Miller --
My double / Czelaw Milosz --
My persona and me / Mary Morris --
My better half / Thylias Moss --
"JCO" and I --
Joyce Carol Oates --
Who is writing this / Edna O'Brien --
The break / Cynthia Ozick --
Smokescreen / Darryl Pinckney --
She and I ... and someone else / Francine Prose --
The interlocutor / Henry Roth --
We two / James Salter --
Mitty and me / Josef Škvorecký --
Borges, JCO, You, and Me / Jane Smiley --
Singleness / Susan Sontag --
Me and my book / Paul Theroux --
Young him and me / Scott Turow --
Updike and I / John Updike --
The I of writing / Helen Vendler.
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