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Letters to a Young Writer - Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

Colum McCann

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From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer-and so much more than that. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Praise for the fiction of Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin Winner of the National Book Award "One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years."-Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Book Review "There's so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that you'll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed."-Dave Eggers TransAtlantic Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award "Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham."-O: The Oprah Magazine "Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy."-The Seattle Times Thirteen Ways of Looking A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways."-The Washington Post "Extraordinary . . . incandescent."-Chicago Tribune

Language:

English

Length:

2h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:31