Literary Writing in the 21st Century
Literary Criticism
6 x 9, 304 pp.
Pub Date: 07/07/2017
  paper with flaps
Price:        $24.95


Published by Texas Review Press

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Literary Writing in the 21st Century


Anis Shivani

In Literary Writing in the 21st Century an incredible array of today’s leading fiction writers, poets, critics, editors, publishers, and booksellers engage in no-holds-barred dialogue about the challenging issues facing writing and publishing today. Whether it’s the impact of innovative technologies, proliferation of new modes of teaching and learning, changing economic dynamics for publishers, shifting criteria to judge quality writing in a global context, or redefinitions of authorship amidst larger cultural changes, this book provides a cornucopia of strongly articulated opinions. It also serves as a manual for students enrolled in formal programs of creative writing, as well as those pursuing writing independently. Deploying his signature wit and unconventional insights, these wide-ranging cultural conversations are mediated by one of our most thought-provoking literary critics and are sure to prompt spirited dialogue both inside and outside the classroom.

Anis Shivani’s previous book of criticism was Against the Workshop: Provocations, Polemics, Controversies. His work appears in the Texas Review, Georgia Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, and many other journals. He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for an essay on writing programs, graduated from Harvard College, and lives in Houston, Texas.


Against the Workshop:
Turning the Page
Appointment with Somerset Maugham
Exploding the Western
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