Every Day I Write the Book

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Every Day I Write the Book

Book Pages: 280 Illustrations: 24 illustrations Published: March 2020

Author: Amitava Kumar

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General Interest, Literature and Literary Studies > Creative Nonfiction, Literary Criticism

Amitava Kumar's Every Day I Write the Book is for academic writers what Annie Dillard's The Writing Life or Stephen King's On Writing was for creative writers. Alongside Kumar's interviews with an array of scholars whose distinct writing offers inspiring examples for students and academics alike, the book's pages are full of practical advice about everything from how to write criticism to making use of a kitchen timer. Communication, engagement, honesty: these are the aims and sources of good writing. Storytelling, attention to organization, solid work habits: these are its tools. Kumar's own voice is present in his essays about the writing process and in his perceptive and witty observations on the academic world. A writing manual as well as a manifesto, Every Day I Write the Book will interest and guide aspiring writers everywhere.

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Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College and the author of numerous books, including Lunch With a Bigot; A Matter of Rats; and Nobody Does the Right Thing, all also published by Duke University Press; and most recently, Immigrant, Montana: A Novel.

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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-0627-5 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-0582-7
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