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Some Good Books on Writing

Listed in no particular order.  Most are available through Amazon.

Aristotle, Poetics

Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings; The Eye of the Story

Carl Jung, The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature

James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

V. S. Pritchett, Turgenev: The Gentle Barbarian; Chekov

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being

Joyce Carol Oates, (Woman) Writer

George Plimpton, ed, Writers at Work: The Paris Review

Joseph Campbell, The Masks of the Gods: Creative Mythology

Henry James, The Lesson of the Master

Cynthia Ozick, Art & Ardor (The Lesson of the Master)

Leo Tolstoy, What Is Art?; Tolstoy's Diaries

W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

Harvey Gross, ed., The Structure of Verse

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Joseph Conrad, Intro to The Nigger of the Narcisssus

Mark Twain, The Autobiography of

Philip Roth, The Ghost Writer

Robert Grudin, Time and the Art of Living

Marie Louise von Franz, Evil and Shadow in Fairytales; The Feminine in Fairytales

W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook

Donald Hall, Life Work

E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

Michael Kreyling, Author and Agent



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