Wisdom

Wisdom for Writers

This page lists the books I recommend as “Wisdom for Writers.” To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, just click on either the title or the cover. Additional sources for obtaining out of print books are listed on the Links at right.

These books have been helpful to my students–and myself–as we study our craft and art. I hope they’ll be useful to you as well.

Wisdom for Writers
Roland Barthes, Richard Howard (Translator).

The Eiffel Tower: And Other Mythologies. Univ. California Press, 1997.

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Robert Bly.

Iron John: A Book About Men. Vintage Books. 1992.

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Robert Bly.

The Sibling Society. Vintage Books, 1997.

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Nathaniel Branden.

The Psychology of Romantic Love. (Out of print.).

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Jean Shinoda Bolen, Gloria Steinem (Designer).

Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women. HarperCollins (paper), 1985.

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Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Gods in Everyman: A New Psychology of Men’s Lives and Loves. HarperCollins (paper), 1990.

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Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Ring of Power: Symbols and Themes Love Vs. Power in Wagner’s Ring Circle and in Us: A Jungian-Feminist Perspective. Nicolas Hays, 1999.

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Alan Burns, Charles Sugnet.

Imagination on Trial: Conversations With the British and American Novelists. (Out of print.).

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Joseph Campbell.

Myths to Live by. Arkana, 1993.

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Viktor E. Frankl, Gordon W. Allport (Preface).

Man’s Search for Meaning. Washington Square Pr., 1998.

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Nancy Friday.

Men in Love. Random House, 1999. (Not yet available.)

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E. D., Jr. Hirsch, Pat Mulcahy (Editor).

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Vintage Books, 1988.

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Frank Kermode.

Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction. Oxford Univ. Press, 1968.

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Milan Kundera.

The Art of the Novel. HarperCollins (paper), 1989.

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D. H. Lawrence.

Studies in Classic American Literature. Penguin USA (Paper), 1991.

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Geoffrey N. Leech, Michael H. Short (Contributor).

Style in Fiction. Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1982.

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane (Translator), Llosa Mario Bargas.

The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary. Noonday Pr., 1987.

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David Lodge.

Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel. (Out of print.).

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David Lodge.

The Novelist at the Crossroads: And Other Essays on Fiction and Criticism. (Out of print.).

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David Lodge.

The Practice of Writing. Penguin USA (Paper), 1997.

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Robert L. Moore, Douglas Gillette (Contributor).

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. Harper San Francisco, 1991.

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Maxwell E. Perkins, John Hall Wheelock (Compiler).

Editor to Author: The Letters of Maxwell E Perkins. Cherokee Publishing Company, 1997.

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Ronald Wardhaugh.

How Conversation Works. (Out of print.).

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William Zinsser.

Writing to Learn. HarperCollins (paper), 1989.

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