Legends of Literature

The best articles, interviews, and essays from the archives of Writer's Digest magazine.
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Legends of Literature
The Best Articles, Interviews, and Essays From the Archives of Writer's Digest Magazine
Edited by Phillip Sexton
Writer's Digest Books, 2007
ISBN 978-1-58297-473-6
$19.99 hardcover, 336 pages

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About the Book
For more than eight decades, Writer’s Digest magazine has chronicled the work, opinions, and personalities of some of the most influential writers of all time. Legends of Literature brings together the most fascinating of these essays, articles, and interviews, exposing contemporary readers to long-lost thoughts on the craft, many belonging to some of the greatest creators of any generation.

Inside you’ll find articles by Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Erle Stanley Gardner, Orson Scott Card, John Dickson Carr, and Ray Bradbury; essays by H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Isaac Asimov, James Hilton, Ken Kesey, and Jack Kerouac; in-depth interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, Joyce Carol Oates, Carl Sandburg, and George Bernard Shaw; and so much more.

Whether you’re a writer, history buff, pop culture addict, or simply a lover of literature, there’s only one word to describe them all: LEGENDS.