ON BEING AN AUTHOR by Vera Brittain


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Though designed for a professional, literary audience (or aspirants to it) is at all times interesting to anyone concerned in writing or publishing, in its integrity of purpose, its concessions to the practicalities of authorship, its advice, based on actual experience. The advantages of a literary livelihood, and some of the illusions; the essentials; the fields of authorship -- and types of market; earnings; best sellers, prestige; her own personal experiments, in early as well as later years. Notes at chapter ends, supplied by Prof. Savage of the University of Washington, give this parallels in the American scene. The text has much of personal, anecdotal to general, and literary illustration to make this appeal to the general public interested in wri as well as writing.

Pub Date: July 27th, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan