A Writer's Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures by The Writers' Trust of Canada

By The Writers' Trust of Canada

For somebody who loves nice literature -- or aspires to jot down it -- this can be a vital assortment, packed with perception, knowledge, humour, and candour from Canada's most vital and loved literary figures.

For the previous twenty-five years, the Writers' belief of Canada's annual lecture sequence, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited a few of Canada's such a lot well-known authors to debate the topic of "A Writer's existence" in entrance in their friends. Hugh MacLennan, Mavis Gallant, Timothy Findley, W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, P.K. web page, Dorothy Livesay, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, between others, have shared the private demanding situations they confronted in forging their
own paths as writers, at a time whilst one of these profession used to be nonetheless strange during this state. Intimate, frank, and revealing in tone, their lectures -- accrued for the 1st time in party of the sequence' twenty-fifth anniversary -- supply a special account of a interval while a countrywide writing neighborhood used to be simply being shaped, and provides us unparalleled entry to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature as they proportion their insights into their paintings, the occupation of writing, the transforming into canon of our literature, and the cultural background of our country.

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