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The Clay Writer

Shaping in Creative Writing

Authors: Zivkovic, Zoran

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  • Reflects on what it ultimately takes to become a writer of quality prose in fiction
  • Contains a selection of entertaining short stories
  • Provides useful information and insights for those wanting to give or attend a course on creative writing
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About this book

This concise book by the well-known Serbian writer and literary researcher summarizes his decade-long experience of teaching creative writing at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.

Always offering attendees four good reasons for not attending his course, or, in a broader perspective, discouraging them from professional writing altogether, the author reflects ultimately on what it really takes to become a writer of literary fiction.

This essay, which makes up the first part of this work, is complemented by a selection of witty short stories, forming the second part, and which have been used as templates in the teaching context.

About the authors

Zoran Živković graduated in literary theory from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Belgrade in 1973. Until his retirement in 2017 he was a professor at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade where he taught Creative Writing. Živković has won several literary awards for his fiction: in 1994 his novel The Fourth Circle won the Miloš Crnjanski award; in 2003, his mosaic novel The Library won a World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and in 2007 he won the Isidora Sekulić award for his novel The Bridge. In the same year he received the "Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša" award for his lifetime achievement in literature. In 2014 and 2015 Živković received three awards for his contribution to the literature of fantastika: Art-Anima, Stanislav Lem and The Golden Dragon.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Clay Writer

    Pages 3-53

    Živković, Zoran

  • Annotations 1

    Pages 55-58

    Živković, Zoran

  • The Telephone

    Pages 61-68

    Živković, Zoran

  • Sherlock Holmes’ Last Case: The Letter

    Pages 69-76

    Živković, Zoran

  • Fingernails

    Pages 77-81

    Živković, Zoran

Buy this book

eBook 15,46 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19753-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 20,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19752-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Clay Writer
Book Subtitle
Shaping in Creative Writing
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19753-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19753-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19752-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 136
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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