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Verlyn Klinkenborg

Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, to which he also contributes meditations about his farm in upstate New York, collected in The Rural Life. His other books include Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile. Klinkenborg has a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University.


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Several Short Sentences About Writing
Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27941-5 (0-307-27941-3)

An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg.
 
Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only...

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Several Short Sentences About Writing
Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Knopf | Hardcover | August 2012
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26634-7 (0-307-26634-6)

Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that... Read more






Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile
Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$13.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73753-7 (0-679-73753-7)

Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal’s own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg has done just that in Timothy: an insightful and utterly engaging story of the world’s most famous tortoise, whose real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate and... Read more





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