In this concise but pointed volume of ruminations on writers, literary icon Louis Auchincloss considers the inextricable link between a writer's personality and the fiction he or she creates. The acclaimed novelist examines the works of two dozen writers from his canon of personal favorites, ranging from the seventeenth century's Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine to the twentieth-century's E. M. Foster and Ernest Hemingway. Auchincloss suggests that great art flows from the expression of a writer's unique personality - and ...

Writers and Personality 2005, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781570035807