Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.4 x 4.9 x 7.9
- Publication Date:July 31, 2012
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Literary Nonfiction. This is an inspiring book about writing and—more unusually—a book that honors ambition, that idiosyncratic drive that compels writers and other artists to action despite every kind of obstacle. Upton explores forces that threaten our ability to fulfill the most daring aspirations, and she examines ambition's adjuncts, including failure, boredom, and purity, offering a provocative antidote: obsession. Ultimately Upton argues for a new perception of literary art as "a good secret" for our time, when our interior lives and our imaginations are under threat.
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