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The Resource The Destiny Thief

The Destiny Thief

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The Destiny Thief
Title
The Destiny Thief
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Summary
"It turns out that Russo the nonfiction writer is a lot like Russo the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. He is affably disagreeable, wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman of lubricated sentences."—Jay Fielden, New York Times Book ReviewA master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living.In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the prospective of one of our greatest writers
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Russo, Richard
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
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The Destiny Thief
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OVERDRIVE:1493fbae-a147-4188-a50b-33eeeaf89fb3
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781524733520
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optical disk
Label
The Destiny Thief
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1493fbae-a147-4188-a50b-33eeeaf89fb3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524733520
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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