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The World Split Open

Great Authors on How and Why We Write

by Margaret Atwood Author · Russell Banks Author

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Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world's most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage. In celebration of their thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume.Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world's most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country's largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers' discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literary Arts' thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume. Whether it's Wallace Stegner exploring how we use fiction to make sense of life or Ursula K. Le Guin on where ideas come from, Margaret Atwood on the need for complex female characters or Robert Stone on morality and truth in literature, Edward P. Jones on the role of imagination in historical novels or Marilynne Robinson on the nature of beauty, these essays illuminate not just the world of letters but the world at large.

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Tin House Books
Publication Date:
2014

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Ursula K. Le Guin (Author)

Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received the Hugo, Nebula, Endeavor, Locus, Tiptree, ...

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Marilynne Robinson (Author)

Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Boo...

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Russell Banks (Author)

Russell Banks is the prize-winning author of seventeen books of fiction, including the novels Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter, both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his novels, Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, have been made into cr...

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Robert Stone (Author)

Robert Stone's novel Dog Soldiers won the National Book Award. His other novels include A Flag for Sunrise, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award,...

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Margaret Atwood (Author)

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the follow-up to The Year of the Flood (2009) and her Giller Prize winner, Oryx and Crake (2009). Other recent p...

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Wallace Stegner (Author)

Wallace Stegner wrote thirty-five books over a sixty-year career. Among the novels are The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943), All The Little Live Things (Commonwealth Club Gold Medal, 1967), Angle of Repose (Pulitzer Prize, 1972), The Spectator Bird ...

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Creators

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Ursula K. Le Guin
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Marilynne Robinson
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Russell Banks
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Jeanette Winterson
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Robert Stone
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Margaret Atwood
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Wallace Stegner
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