Endangered Species: Writers Talk about Their Craft, Their Visions, Their Lives

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Lawrence Grobel
Da Capo Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
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Norman Mailer once told Lawrence Grobel that writers may be an endangered species. And Saul Bellow said, "The country has changed so, that what I do no longer signifies anything, as it did when I was young." But to judge from this collection, writers and writing aren't done for quite yet. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, sometimes caustic, always passionate, the twelve writers in Endangered Species memorably state their case for what they do and how they do it. And they even offer an opinion or two about other writers and about the entire publishing food chain: from agents to publishers to booksellers to critics.

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In Endangered Species Lawrence Grobel has compiled interviews with twelve iconic American writers. Each interview is fascinating. Each interviewee has either made history or written it. Grobel asks ... Read full review

Contents

RAY BRADBURY
61
J P DONLEAVY
89
JAMES ELLROY
107
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About the author (2001)

Lawrence Grobel has been a freelance writer for more than thirty years, writing for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Movieline , and many other periodicals; Playboy called him “the interviewer's interviewer” after his historic conversation with Marlon Brando. Grobel has written several books, including Conversations with Capote, Talking with Michener, and The Hustons . He lives in Los Angeles.

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