A Life with Words: A Writer's Memoir (Phyllis Bruce by Richard B. Wright PDF

By Richard B. Wright

From the acclaimed author of the liked Clara Callan comes a superbly crafted, fascinating portrait of the writing existence. Combining his attribute wit and self-deprecation together with his awesome mind's eye and perception, Richard B. Wright has created a deeply affecting memoir that reads like a novel.

As a small, watchful boy transforming into up in a operating classification kinfolk in Midland, Ontario, in the course of the moment global conflict, Wright steadily stumbled on that he observed the area via diverse eyes. His highbrow and sexual awakenings, his exploits as a tender salesman in Canadian publishing, his painful struggles to develop into a writer—all of this is often balanced opposed to the extreme reception that during the Seventies greeted his first novel, The Weekend Man, which used to be released worldwide to nice acclaim. regardless of the occasionally crippling melancholy that haunted him and the ups and downs of the mid-life author, he could ultimately in attaining overwhelming good fortune with Clara Callan, the Giller-winning paintings that swept each award in Canada and revitalized his career.

Lovers of Wright’s paintings will relish behind-the-scenes glimpses of his craft in person novels and his exploration of ways a author transmutes adventure into paintings. And readers will take pleasure in his considerate exploration of the basic position of storytelling in our lives. A lifestyles with Words is either a party of the writing lifestyles and a deeply personal—at occasions revelatory—invitation into the realm of the imagination.

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