MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction

Author:   Chad Harbach
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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9780865478138


Pages:   312
Publication Date:   25 February 2014
Format:   Paperback
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Writers write--but what do they do for money? In a widely read essay entitled MFA vs NYC, bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into two cultures: New York publishing versus university MFA programs. This book brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and the ways writers make (or fail to make) a living within them. Should you seek an advanced degree, or will workshops smother your style? Do you need to move to New York, or will the high cost of living undo you? What's worse--having a day job or not having health insurance? How do agents decide what to represent? Will Big Publishing survive? How has the rise of MFA programs affected American fiction? The expert contributors, including George Saunders, Elif Batuman, and Fredric Jameson, consider all these questions and more, with humor and rigor. MFA vs NYC is a must-read for aspiring writers, and for anyone interested in the present and future of American letters.

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Author:   Chad Harbach
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Imprint:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 21.20cm
Weight:   0.268kg
ISBN:  

9780865478138


ISBN 10:   0865478139
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   25 February 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Praise for n+1 magazine<br><br> The best goddamn literary magazine in America. --Mary Karr, author of Lit: A Memoir<br><br> Just when you're thinking you're intellectually alone in the world, something like n+1 falls into your hands. --Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom


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Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin and was educated at Harvard and the University of Virginia. He is the author of the bestselling novel The Art of Fielding (2011), as well as a founder and editor of n+1 magazine.

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