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Title An unsentimental education : writers and Chicago / edited by Molly McQuade.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  810.9977311 UNSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents Cloudy yearnings: Saul Bellow / Janis Bellow -- A student in Plato's academy / Paul Carroll -- Beautiful language / Hayden Carruth -- Disturbing the dogmas: Robert Coover / Molly McQuade -- The yeast of chaos / Leon Forrest -- Getting angry / June Jordan -- An extreme ordinariness / Janet Kauffman -- The poetry club: Janet Lewis / Richard Stern -- Independence of mind / Morris Philipson -- A certain zealous intensity / M. L. Rosenthal -- Just a lively boy / Philip Roth -- Good behavior / Susan Fromberg Schaeffer -- Real America / Charles Simic -- A gluttonous reader / Susan Sontag -- Wonkiness / George Starbuck -- Intellectual passions / George Steiner -- Tenacity / Richard Stern -- Poetry and anthropology / Nathaniel Tarn -- Trying to break away / Douglas Unger -- A very fringe character / Kurt Vonnegut -- A vacation from the modern world / Marguerite Young -- Other Chicago Writers.
Summary An Unsentimental Education is a collection of candid interviews with twenty-one of our leading novelists and poets. Presented as first-person essays, the interviews are with contemporary writers who have studied or taught at the University of Chicago. The book provides an occasion for the writers to reflect on their Chicago experiences and on ideas about education in general. What education does a writer need? How can formal learning impel the writing life? What school stories or tales told out of school do Philip Roth, Hayden Carruth, Marguerite Young, George Steiner, Charles Simic, Susan Sontag, and Saul Bellow have in store and want to share?
Other author McQuade, Molly.
Subject American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Authors, American -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
City and town life in literature.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- In literature.
ISBN 0226562107 (cloth : alk. paper)