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The Resource Adventures in pen land : one writer's journey from inklings to ink, Marianne Gingher

Adventures in pen land : one writer's journey from inklings to ink, Marianne Gingher

Label
Adventures in pen land : one writer's journey from inklings to ink
Title
Adventures in pen land
Title remainder
one writer's journey from inklings to ink
Statement of responsibility
Marianne Gingher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"She invites us along on a raucous tour of soul-sucking jobs, marriage, and a teaching career, with accompanying disquisitions on blasphemous reading preferences, {u2019}60s pop culture, writing workshops, and other amusing detours and distractions on the way to publication. She also shares her keen insights into the role of a Southern writer in American literary culture, the experience of writing as a mother, and the process of novel-writing as compared to a lengthy family car trip. Featuring guest appearances by other writers such as Fred Chappell, Max Steele, and Annie Dillard plus cameos by the likes of Patty Hearst, Richard Nixon, and Bon Jovi, Adventures in Pen Land celebrates writing as a form of play that Gingher has never outgrown. The lighthearted illustrations by novelist Daniel Wallace (author of Big Fish) serve to reinforce this refreshing message as they depict one writer and her imagination growing up together. Adventures in Pen Land conveys a writer{u2019}s sheer doggedness, with a few bones of advice tossed in along the way. Candid and irreverent, but always humane, this memoir is must reading for fans of Southern literature, students of creative writing, and anyone who can{u2019}t resist the treat of reading about a writer{u2019}s resilience and dedication to her craft."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gingher, Marianne
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I494
LC item number
Z46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Gingher, Marianne
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
Label
Adventures in pen land : one writer's journey from inklings to ink, Marianne Gingher
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227919845
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9780826218179
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227919845
Label
Adventures in pen land : one writer's journey from inklings to ink, Marianne Gingher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227919845
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9780826218179
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227919845

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