Urgency and Patience (Belgian Literature Series)

By: Toussaint, Jean-Philippe

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Both a sense of urgency and a goodly amount of patience are required for any writer to produce a novel. Moving between these two poles, Jean-Philippe Toussaint here collects a series of short essays on the art of writing, both his own and that of writers he's admired, for example Kafka, Beckett, Dostoyevsky, and Proust. As Toussaint himself has said, "It's only natural for writers... to say a word about how they write and what they owe to great authors."

Title:: Urgency and Patience (Belgian Literature Series)

Author:: Toussaint, Jean-Philippe

Categories: Essays, Criticism & Memoir,

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press: June 2015

ISBN Number:: 1628970790

ISBN Number: 13: 9781628970791

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 125390