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Letters to a Young Novelist

Letters to a Young Novelist - 02 edition

Letters to a Young Novelist (ISBN10: 0374119163; ISBN13: 9780374119164)
ISBN13: 978-0374119164
ISBN10: 0374119163
Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 06/28/2002
International: No

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New York City, NY 2002 Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 136 pages. Fine in Fine dust jacket. The author's collection of essays in the epistolary mode. The first appearance ...show more of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original as part of "The Art of Mentoring" Series. The edition is now very scarce. Presents Mario Vargas Llosa's eleven letters to a generalized interlocutor. "The literary vocation is not a hobby, a sport or a pleasant leisure-time activity. It is an all-encompassing, all-excluding occupation, an urgent priority, a freely chosen servitude that turns its victims (its lucky victims) into slaves". Yet Vargas Llosa is also somewhat wryly withholding: "Writing novels is the equivalent of what professional strippers do when they take off their clothes and exhibit their naked bodies on stage. The novelist performs the same acts in reverse ...show less
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