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Series:Pen Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word

In "Witness: The Inward Testimony" Nadine Gordimer discusses the role of the writer as observer, and as someone who sees 'what is really taking place'. She looks to Proust, Oe, Flaubert, Graham Green to see how their philosophy squares with her own, ultimately concluding 'Literature has been and remai... read more

Burn This Book
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 Biography

Series:Writers on Writers

'Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognis... read more

On Patrick White: Writers on Writers - Christos Tsiolkas
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 Biography

Series:Writers on Writers

When facing a moral dilemma, Isabel Dalhousie - Edinburgh philosopher, amateur detective, and title character of a series of novels by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith - often refers to the great twentieth-century poet W. H. Auden. This is no accident: McCall Smith has long been fascinated b... read more

What W. H. Auden Can Do for You
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