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The Resource A delicate aggression : savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, David O. Dowling

A delicate aggression : savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, David O. Dowling

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A delicate aggression : savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop
Title
A delicate aggression
Title remainder
savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop
Statement of responsibility
David O. Dowling
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the "workshop" method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program--such as Flannery O'Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinso--David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers' Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature"-- Page [2] of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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1967-
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Dowling, David Oakey
Dewey number
810.9/003
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN181
LC item number
.D69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Creative writing (Higher education)
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Creative writing (Higher education)
  • Iowa
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A delicate aggression : savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, David O. Dowling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 349-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The brilliant misfit : Flannery O'Connor -- 2. The star : W. D. Snodgrass -- 3. The suicide : Robert Shelley -- 4. The professional : R. V. Cassill -- 5. The guru : Marguerite Young -- 6. The turncoat : Robert Lowell -- 7. Mad poets : Dylan Thomas and John Berryman -- 8. Celebrity faculty : Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving -- 9. Infidels : Sandra Cisneros and Joy Harjo -- 10. The crossover : Rita Dove -- 11. The genius : Jane Smiley -- 12. Red high-tops for life : T. C. Boyle -- 13. The mystic : Marilynne Robinson -- 14. The warrior : Anthony Swofford -- 15. The voice : Ayana Mathis and mass culture -- Epilogue : no monument : Engle's legacy and the Workshop's future
Control code
on1048942161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300215847
Lccn
2018950106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1048942161
Label
A delicate aggression : savagery and survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, David O. Dowling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 349-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The brilliant misfit : Flannery O'Connor -- 2. The star : W. D. Snodgrass -- 3. The suicide : Robert Shelley -- 4. The professional : R. V. Cassill -- 5. The guru : Marguerite Young -- 6. The turncoat : Robert Lowell -- 7. Mad poets : Dylan Thomas and John Berryman -- 8. Celebrity faculty : Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving -- 9. Infidels : Sandra Cisneros and Joy Harjo -- 10. The crossover : Rita Dove -- 11. The genius : Jane Smiley -- 12. Red high-tops for life : T. C. Boyle -- 13. The mystic : Marilynne Robinson -- 14. The warrior : Anthony Swofford -- 15. The voice : Ayana Mathis and mass culture -- Epilogue : no monument : Engle's legacy and the Workshop's future
Control code
on1048942161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300215847
Lccn
2018950106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1048942161

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