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John Gardner

John Gardner was accorded wide praise for his works of imagination, of criticism, and of scholarship. He was born in 1933 in Batavia, New York. Among the universities at which he taught are Oberlin, San Francisco State, Northwestern, Southern Illinois, Bennington, and the State University of New York—Bennington. The Art of Fiction was completed before his death in 1982.

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The Art of Fiction
Written by John Gardner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1991
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73403-1 (0-679-73403-1)

This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.  
 
John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical... Read more






Grendel
Written by John Gardner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1989
$13.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72311-0 (0-679-72311-0)

The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story. Read more






Gilgamesh
Edited by John Gardner, Translated by John Maier
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1985
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-74089-8 (0-394-74089-0)

The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry of the text and the lyricism... Read more





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