Who's writing this?: notations on the authorial I, with self portraits

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Ecco Press, 1995 - Fiction - 183 pages
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It is a rare occasion that readers are given privileged information (however tongue-in-cheek) about the identities of their favorite authors, still rarer to meet their guises in the same place. Who's Writing This is a writer's and reader's delight, a joyous and eloquent spoof on self-knowledge and expression by the best in the business.

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Who's writing this?: notations on the authorial I, with self portraits

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Editor, author, and teacher Halpern was struck by Borges's piece "Borges and I," which discusses the public author vs. the private one. So he asked some 50 well-known authors-such as Margaret Atwood ... Read full review

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Gail Godwin The Girl in the Basement
65
Edward E Jones Disappearing
100
Leonard Michaels Michaels Writing
121
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Daniel Halpern was born on September 11, 1945, in Syracuse, N.Y. The son of Irving Halpern, a scrap dealer, and Rosemary Glueck, Halpern received his Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1972. Halpern previously held positions at Princeton University, New School of Social Research, and Columbia University as instructor in poetry. He began working at Ecco Press in New York City in 1969, and later became editor-in-chief. Daniel Halpern, who is also a freelance editor, has worked on more than two dozen books, including Traveling on Credit, The American Poetry Anthology, Plays in One Act, and The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories. Among Halpern's awards and honors as an editor are the Jessie Rehder Poetry Award, YMHA Discovery Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Great Lakes Colleges National Book Award.

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