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Reflections : on the magic of writing, by Diana Wynne Jones

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Reflections : on the magic of writing
Title
Reflections
Title remainder
on the magic of writing
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by Diana Wynne Jones
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces written and/or chosen by Diana Wynne Jones will be required reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the genre. Reflections includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of the author's famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of the author's books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, "Something About the Author," details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana Wynne Jones's work, fantasy, or creative writing. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman, introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, bibliography, and index. "Various threads run through this collection, but by far the strongest is that of the need for fantasy in all its many facets and its value for children and adults alike. It is my hope that some of these items will be of use to people."-Diana Wynne Jones "Her writings assembled in one place tell us how she thought about literature and the reasons for literature, about the place of children's fiction in the world, about the circumstances that shaped her and her own understanding and vision of who she was and what she did. It is ferociously intelligent, astonishingly readable, and as with so much that Diana Wynne Jones did, she makes each thing she writes, each explanation for why the world is as it is, look so easy."-Neil Gaiman"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Reflections : on the magic of writing, by Diana Wynne Jones
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
7ocm83159223
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062219893
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012018080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Reflections : on the magic of writing, by Diana Wynne Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm83159223
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062219893
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012018080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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