On the Art of Writing
Cambridge University Press, Sep 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), who often published under the pen-name of 'Q', was one of the giants of early twentieth-century literature and literary criticism. A novelist and poet who was also a Professor of English, he helped to form the literary tastes of generations of literary students and scholars who came after him. The freshness, enthusiasm and intellectual insight of his work is still evident in his writings nearly a century on. Cambridge University Press is delighted to reissue some of his key texts in this new edition.
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I found a copy of his 1916 book of lectures, On the Art of Writing back in the early 1980s in Cromford at http://scarthinbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/ so I'd only known Q as a writing professor. In Fowey, though, they do him justice as a novelist with a display in the small town museum and a whole bookcase of his works in the bookshop, Bookends of Fowey on G+ at https://plus.google.com/104301214055011875002/about?hl=en . As a place Fowey is excellent for literary tourists since the locals know their authors and there are other authors to discover.
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THE PRACTICE OF WRITING
ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VERSE AND PROSE
ON THE CAPITAL DIFFICULTY OF VERSE
INTERLUDE ON JARGON
ON THE CAPITAL DIFFICULTY OF PROSE
SOME PRINCIPLES REAFFIRMED