Format:
Book
Author:
Chee, Alexander, author.
Title:
How to write an autobiographical novel : essays / by Alexander Chee.
Publisher, Date:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
©2018
Description:
280 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring how we form our identities in life, in politics, and in art"-- Provided by publisher.
" ... How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation's history, including his father's death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing--Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley--the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump."--Front flip cover.
Subjects:
Chee, Alexander.
2000-2099
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Autobiography -- Korean American authors.
Gay men -- United States -- Biography.
Authorship.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / LGBT.
Authors, American.
Authorship.
Autobiography -- Korean American authors.
Gay men.
United States.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biography.
Essays.
Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.
Notes:
"A Mariner Original."
Contents:
The curse -- The querent -- The writing life -- 1989 -- Girl -- After Peter -- My parade -- Mr. and Mrs. B -- 100 things about writing a novel -- The rosary -- Inheritance -- Impostor -- The autobiography of my novel -- The guardians -- How to write an autobiographical novel -- On becoming an American writer.
LCCN:
2017045808
ISBN:
9781328764522
1328764524
Other Number:
1021876832
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
394189
Call Number:
814.6 Che
Course Reserves:
0
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