Summary: ''An anthology of never-before-collected short essays by America's literary greats.'' ''Each October at the PEN/Faulkner Gala, well-known authors take the stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Elizabethan Theatre to ponder the meaning of such universal mysteries as ''Obsession,'' ''Illusion,'' ''First love,'' ''Heroes,'' and more. Each author is given only three minutes or less to speak. The results have been unpredictable - clever, confessional, inspiring, hilarious, profound, a ...show morend all of them entertaining. Over a hundred and fifty essays have been collected for the first time, and comprise this unique anthology. Included: William Kennedy, Sue Miller, Jane Smiley, William Styron, Francine Prose, Allan Gurganus, John Edgar Wideman, Susan Isaacs, and more ...''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00
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