Urgency and Patience (Belgian Literature) (Paperback)

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Both a sense of urgency and a goodly amount of patience are required for any writer to produce a novel. Moving between these two poles, Jean-Philippe Toussaint here collects a series of short essays on the art of writing, both his own and that of writers he's admired, for example Kafka, Beckett, Dostoyevsky, and Proust. As Toussaint himself has said, "It's only natural for writers... to say a word about how they write and what they owe to great authors.

About the Author

Jean-Philippe Toussaint is the author of ten novels, ?and the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Prix D?cembre for The Truth about Marie. His writing has been compared to the works of Samuel Beckett and Jacques Tati, and the films of Jim Jarmusch and even Charlie Chaplin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628970791
ISBN-10: 1628970790
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: June 16th, 2015
Pages: 90
Language: English
Series: Belgian Literature