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Neatness counts : essays on the writer's desk / Kevin Kopelson.

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Subject: Literature, Modern > 20th century > History and criticism.
Authorship > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780816696277
  • ISBN: 0816696276
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 164 pages)
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-153) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Desk work -- Bedtime story -- Same place twice -- Lightning strikes -- Movable type -- From the notebooks.
Summary: In Neatness Counts, Kevin Kopelson offers a series of meditations on how orderliness, chaos, and other physical states correspond with both the exhilaration of production and the desperation of writer's block. Focusing on Elizabeth Bishop, Marcel Proust, Roland Barthes, Tom Stoppard, and Bruce Chatwin, Neatness Counts is at once critical and creative, examining how various writers' work habits relate to their published work.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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