Living with a Writer

  • Dale Salwak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Pleasures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malcolm Bradbury
      Pages 3-12
    3. Ann Thwaite
      Pages 13-24
    4. Paul Theroux
      Pages 25-26
    5. Michael Holroyd
      Pages 37-39
    6. Margaret Drabble
      Pages 40-43
    7. George Howe Colt
      Pages 65-76
    8. John Updike
      Pages 77-79
    9. David Updike
      Pages 80-84
    10. Catherine Aird
      Pages 85-91
    11. Brian W. Aldiss
      Pages 92-98
    12. Kathleen Symons
      Pages 99-106
    13. Frances H. Bachelder
      Pages 107-113
  3. The Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129

About this book


Living With A Writer brings together a group of prestigious contributors to discuss the writing lives of contemporary poets, novelists, critics, dramatists, editors and collaborators. What are the practical considerations of being a writer? What are the household dynamics? How do the circumstances contribute to the work? What does it tell us about the creative process? The book features pieces from well-known authors and partners in famous literary relationships, including John Bayley, Amanda Craig, Nadine Gordimer, Ann Thwaite, Paul Theroux and John Updike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dale Salwak
    • 1
  1. 1.Citrus CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-72225-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-07998-5
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