By W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN-10: 0307473198

ISBN-13: 9780307473196

Jam-packed with prepared observations, autobiographical notes, and the seeds of a lot of Maugham's maximum works, A Writer's pc is a distinct and exhilarating look at a superb writer's brain at work. From approximately 5 a long time, Somerset Maugham recorded an intimate magazine. In it we see the budding of his incomparable imaginative and prescient and his impressive profession as a author. overlaying the years from his time as a younger scientific scholar in London to a professional international visitor world wide, it truly is playful, sharp witted, and continually revealing. unquestionably one in every of his most important works, A Writer's Notebook is a needs to for Maugham enthusiasts and somebody drawn to the artistic procedure.

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My English teacher, Bob Fisher, was just beginning his career as a teacher. He was excited about reading and writing and learning, and he had us writing about Dostoevsky and truth and the meaning of life—and writing fairy tales too. I loved writing and I decided I wanted to become a high school English teacher like him. This essay was published in 1998 in Reflective Stories: Becoming Teachers of College English and English Education. Eds. H. Thomas McCrackin and Richard L. Larson, with Judith Entes.

Elbow, you continue your far from headlong rise upward"—and the grade was D. The teachers I met in 1953 at Williams College were sophisticated and I was naive. But I was eager to do well and I worked hard at it—and by the end of my first year had begun to do so. Indeed, I gradually found myself wanting to enter their world and be like them—a college professor, not just a teacher. I wanted to be a learned, ironic, tweedy, pipe-smoking, professor of literature. As for writing, I took no particular pleasure in it.

They may lose readers, yet a few are so skilled as to win wide readership. James Joyce managed to persuade readers to do the interpretive work that we usually only do for our own children. ) French feminists like Kristeva directly link the conventions of language and writing with the oppressive structures of society and culture (the "law of the fathers"). This pressure from writing to make us give in shows itself in a humble but naked way if we consider the process of copy-editing. Good copy-editing is difficult for all of us who are not real editors, and especially for many students, but I'm not talking about ability, I'm talking about compliance.

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