If you aren't already aware of "The Art of" Series published by Graywolf Press you might want to check it out. Here is how Graywolf describes their stellar series:
"The Art of Series is a line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book is a brief, witty and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue."
Some of the titles are:
The Art of Description by Mark Doty
The Art of Time in Fiction by Joan Silber
The Art of Attention by Donald Revell
And there are plenty more. Honestly, I am in love with this series. Click here to learn more.
What do you like about the series of books? Is one of them better than the others?
I like that they are smart. There isn't anything else like them available, that I am aware of. They take a topic that is usually only of interest to a writer and explore it a bit. They aren't so much 'how to' books, as they are idea books. They get you thinking. I naturally gravitate towards the books aimed at fiction writers, but some of the books for poets look really interesting to me, so I might have a peek at those too. I also think they are beautifully designed little books (they are quite small, like a novella). I'm a sucker for a beautiful book.
Hope you've been well. I'm still nursing the knee.
I'll have to see if I find it in the stores. I may start with The Art of Descriptions, which I need to work on improving, both with people and your tree exercise.
I've been a little tied up finishing a personal investing course at a local college. Trying to have my retirement funds last forever.
I hope you are not pushing your knee too much so that it can heal.
Thanks for the book recommendation.
Take care of yourself.
Good for you - learning how to invest! Next stop - Wall Street?
I am trying to take good care of my knee. It's coming around.
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