MFA vs NYC

This book brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and the ways writers make (or fail to make) a living within them.

Author: Chad Harbach

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374712273

Category: Literary Collections

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Writers write—but what do they do for money? In a widely read essay entitled "MFA vs NYC," bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into two cultures: New York publishing versus university MFA programs. This book brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and the ways writers make (or fail to make) a living within them. Should you seek an advanced degree, or will workshops smother your style? Do you need to move to New York, or will the high cost of living undo you? What's worse—having a day job or not having health insurance? How do agents decide what to represent? Will Big Publishing survive? How has the rise of MFA programs affected American fiction? The expert contributors, including George Saunders, Elif Batuman, and Fredric Jameson, consider all these questions and more, with humor and rigor. MFA vs NYC is a must-read for aspiring writers, and for anyone interested in the present and future of American letters.

Authorship s Wake

... Chad Harbach's edited volume MFA vs NYC (written partly in response to
McGurl), Amy Hungerford's Latourian study of the networks of literary production
in Making Literature Now, and Angela McRobbie's critique of the creative
economy in ...

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367687

Category: Literary Criticism

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Scratch

Essential reading for aspiring and experienced writers, and for anyone interested in the future of literature, Scratch is the perfect bookshelf companion to On Writing, Never Can Say Goodbye, and MFA vs. NYC.

Author: Manjula Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501134579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It’s an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo. In Scratch, Manjula Martin has gathered interviews and essays from established and rising authors to confront the age-old question: how do creative people make money? As contributors including Jonathan Franzen, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Nick Hornby, Susan Orlean, Alexander Chee, Daniel Jose Older, Jennifer Weiner, and Yiyun Li candidly and emotionally discuss money, MFA programs, teaching fellowships, finally getting published, and what success really means to them, Scratch honestly addresses the tensions between writing and money, work and life, literature and commerce. The result is an entertaining and inspiring book that helps readers and writers understand what it’s really like to make art in a world that runs on money—and why it matters. Essential reading for aspiring and experienced writers, and for anyone interested in the future of literature, Scratch is the perfect bookshelf companion to On Writing, Never Can Say Goodbye, and MFA vs. NYC.

Workshops of Empire

In the story of these founding fathers of the discipline, Eric Bennett discovers the cultural, political, literary, intellectual, and institutional underpinnings of creative writing programs within the university Book jacket.

Author: Eric Bennett

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609383718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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During and just after World War II, an influential group of American writers and intellectuals projected a vision for literature that would save the free world. Novels, stories, plays, and poems, they believed, could inoculate weak minds against simplistic totalitarian ideologies, heal the spiritual wounds of global catastrophe, and just maybe prevent the like from happening again. As the Cold War began, high-minded and well-intentioned scholars, critics, and writers from across the political spectrum argued that human values remained crucial to civilization and that such values stood in dire need of formulation and affirmation. Creative writing emerged as a graduate discipline in the United States amid this astonishing swirl of grand conceptions. Workshops of Empire explores this history via the careers of Paul Engle at the University of Iowa and Wallace Stegner at Stanford. In the story of these founding fathers of the discipline, Eric Bennett discovers the cultural, political, literary, intellectual, and institutional underpinnings of creative writing programs within the university Book jacket.

A Hard And Heavy Thing

It's a love song, a novel in which the beginning is the story's end, the story's end is the real beginning of Levi's life, and the future is as mutable as words on a page.

Author: Matthew J Hefti

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1440591873

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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Top 10 First Novels of 2016--Booklist 2016 Great Group Reads Selection Contemplating suicide after nearly a decade at war, Levi sits down to write a note to his best friend Nick, explaining why things have to come to this inevitable end. Years earlier, Levi--a sergeant in the army--made a tragic choice that led his team into ambush, leaving three soldiers dead and two badly injured. During the attack, Levi risked death to save a badly burned and disfigured Nick. His actions won him the Silver Star for gallantry, but nothing could alleviate the guilt he carried after that fateful day. He may have saved Nick in Iraq, but when Levi returns home and spirals out of control, it is Nick's turn to play the savior, urging Levi to write. Levi begins to type as a way of bidding farewell, but what remains when he is finished is not a suicide note. It's a love song, a novel in which the beginning is the story's end, the story's end is the real beginning of Levi's life, and the future is as mutable as words on a page.

A Big Enough Lie

By turns comic, suspenseful, bitingly satirical, and emotionally potent, A Big Enough Lie pits personal mistruths against national ones of life-and-death consequence.

Author: Eric Bennett

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810131224

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Awaiting a TV talk show appearance, John Townley is quaking with dread. He has published a best-selling memoir about the Iraq War, a page-turner climaxing in atrocity. In a green room beyond the soundstage, he braces himself to confront the charismatic soldier at the violent heart of it. But John has never actually seen the man before—nor served in Iraq, nor the military. Even so, and despite the deception, he knows his fabricated memoir contains stunning truths. By turns comic, suspenseful, bitingly satirical, and emotionally potent, A Big Enough Lie pits personal mistruths against national ones of life-and-death consequence. Tracking a writer from the wilds of Florida to New York cubicles to Midwestern workshops to the mindscapes of Baghdad—and from love to heartbreak to solitary celebrity—Bennett’s novel probes our endlessly frustrated desire to grab hold of something (or somebody) true.

Who s Who Among Human Services Professionals 1992 1993

BS , U. Kans . , 1976 ; MFA , V.S. Iaternat . U. , 1987. ... Socialist People's Libyan
Arab Jamahiriya Mission to UN , N.Y.C. , 1985-89 ; prof . sociology and criminal
justice Queens Coll . , CUNY , 1989-90 , John Jay Coll . Criminal Justice , N.Y.C.
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Author: Howard Friedman

Publisher: National Reference Inst Publications

ISBN: 0940863472

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State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Fourth Department

Bannon vs. N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Co. , supra . Dulfer vs. Brooklyn Heights R. Co. ,
115 A. D. 670 . Milligan vs. ... is equally applicable here to any discussion of the
proximte cause of plaintiff's injuries , and mfaintains that it can no more be held ...

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Who s who in the East

Coll. Pharmacy. Dalhousie U.. Halifax, VS.. Can., 1973-77, dean Faculty Health
Professions, 1977—; Cons. Can. Dept. Nat. ... N.Y.C. Dec. 1 1. 1915; s. Jacob
and Sarah (Harris) Treshansky; m. Lucille Ruth Cohen, Sept. 15, 1946; children
— Sheryl P., Jeffrey D. В Social Sei., ... Princeton U- 1947, M.F.A., 1950; D.F.A. (
hon ).

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ISBN: UOM:39015068970303

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Includes names from the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, and in Canada, from the Provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; also includes the eastern half of Ontario and no longer includes West Virginia, 1994-.

Who was who in American Art 1564 1975

Illinois, Urbana, M.F.A., 1955. Member: Tennessee WCS; Knoxville WCS.
Exhibited: Contemporary Arts, Inc., NYC, 1960 (solo) & 1964 (soli), Contemporary
Arts, Traveling Exhib. to South Am., 1960 & 1965; Mid-South Exhib., Brooks Mem.

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ISBN: UOM:49015002906593

Category: Art

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The Commercial and Financial Chronicle

... Pittston Huron Grafton Warren Franklin ( Oil City Destiler Shawmutp
Wilkesbarre Mercer Clarion R. Miles N. Y. C. Lock Haverlo Akronyal youngstore
AL ... Ambos Reading R. R. badiotoudis Lesman Coatesina Tancas Blairs R. R.
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Pt.Pleasant ...

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Category: Banks and banking

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Mademoiselle

Crazy Sexy Cool Page 35 D & G Dolce & Gabbana iterns , at D & G Boutique ,
NYC & LA Fifi & Romeo sweater , at Fifi & Romeo Boutique , LA ... FL 33132 •
Visual Arts 800-225-0023 www.ifoc.edu Fully accredited programs including MFA
in Computer Animation Make Over Your ... Est . 1897 NAME ADORESS CITY
STATE ZIP VS SASSION US US VS SASSOON SASSOON SASSOON HEAT
DEFENDES.

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Who s who in Writers Editors Poets United States Canada

Dell Pub . , NYC , 1977 - 78 ; personal asst . poet Muriel Rukeyser , NYC , 1978 -
80 ; dir . pub . relations Sarah Lawrence Coll . ... A “ Nonmath - ematical ”
Understanding for Buyers and Users , 1973 , Vitamins : A Systems Analysis
Solution to the Doctor vs . ... BS , St . Joseph Coll . , 1957 ; MFA , Goddard Coll . ,
1980 .

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Who s Who of American Women

Ruth Szold Promotional Models, N.Y.C, 1968 — , Cosmetic Art, Inc., cosmetic and
theatrical workshops, N.Y.C, 1979 — ; founder, près., ... Damián; student Stella
Elkins Tyler Sch. Fine Arts, 1940-46; B.F.A. (scholar), Temple U., 1944, B.S. in
Edn., 1945, M.F.A., 1946; m. ... Jack V. and Dorothy Coleman (Jennings) T.; B.
Mus.

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ISBN: 0837904137

Category: Indiana

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Who s who in the West

V. Calif, at Berkeley, 1948-53, founder program ceramic engnng. and sei.. 1948.
prof.. 1953-80, prof ... Con v., N.Y.C., 1976, Oreg. Dem. Platform con v., Eugene.
... Sch. Visual Arts. 1988; MFA in Sculpture, UCLA, 1992. One- person shows ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015046804277

Category: Alaska

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Who was who in America

NYC. 1953-54; mgr. employee henefits Pepsi-Cola Intemat.. NYC. 1954-57; treas
.. controller ABC Vending Corp.. NYC. 1957-58; dir. fin. ... M.F.A., 1949. Instr. art
Judson Coll.. 1945-46. Mary Baldwin Coll.. 1946-47. U. Md.. 1947-48; prof.. head
art dept. ... Author; In the Twiliglu of Christendom; Hegel vs. Kierkegaard on Faith
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015081499678

Category: United States

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Saturday Review

Write Institute of Irish Studies , V.S. Office , Franconia , N.H. 03580 . SUMMER ...
All for $ 295 . EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIA : TION , 535 Fifth Avenue , NYC
, 10017. 212-661-8900 . NEW YORK CITY , HOTEL BEDFORD , 40th Street , Just
East of Park Avenue . ... Enjoy 2 weeks or a year of arts , crafts , intensive
Spanish , Writers ' Workshop as hobbyist , professional ; MFA program . Field
trips ...

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Category: American literature

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