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Making an Elephant : Writing from Within (Paperback)

Author: Swift, Graham

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In his first-ever work of nonfiction, Graham Swift?Booker Prize-winning author ofWaterland and Last Orders?gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer?s life.

Here Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar; Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard; Caryl Phillips shares a beer with the author at a nightclub in Toronto. There are private moments with Swift?s father and with his own younger self, as well as musings?on history, memory, and imagination?that illuminate his work. As generous in its scope as it is acute in its observations,Making an Elephant brings together a richly varied selection of essays, portraits, poetry and interviews, full of insights into Swift?s passions and motivations, and wise about the friends, family and other writers who have mattered to him over the years.


Publisher Vintage Books
Mfg Part# 9780307455758
SKU 212752861
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307455750
Release Date 5/4/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0401
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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