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John Gardner

John Gardner received wide acclaim for his novels, his collections of short stories and his critical works.  He was born in Batavia, New York in 1933 and taught English, Anglo-Saxon and creative writing in Oberlin, Chico State College, San Francisco State, Southern Illinois, Bennington and SUNY-Binghamton. His books include The Art of Fiction, The Art of Living, Grendel, Jason, and Media, The Life and Times of Chaucer, Mickelsson's Ghosts, Nickel Mountain, October Light, The resurrection, The Sunlight Dialogues, Stillness and Shadows, and various books for children.  He died in a motorcycle accident 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 own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This  classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic... Read more






Gilgamesh
Edited by John Gardner, Translated by John Maier
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1985
$16.00/21.00(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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