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Read online 27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry Asheville is a town with a strong sense of place architecture mountain views a creative locus a history as complicated as any Southern town Now twenty seven and then some of the legions of writers who call Asheville home create a literary landscape of this fabled Southern mountain town Views of Asheville casts a wide net capturing its ethos in prose and poetry The essays short stories poetry and book excerpts create a chorus of voices that reflect the social historic and creative fabric of Asheville The collection addresses everything from Thomas Wolfe s powerful legacy to the town s celebrated Art Deco architecture from struggles with development to the stark realities of Asheville s Jim Crow past from personal histories to its reputation as a nexus of the arts and all things cutting edge .

This is the third book in Eno Publishers s Views series that features the literary communities of contemporary Southern towns The series s initial book was the award winning Views of Hillsborough with an introduction by novelist Michael Malone followed by Views of Chapel Hill published in with an introduction by Daniel Wallace .

Introduction by Rob Neufeld A full view of Asheville involves finally the recognition that writers are writing about it and are part of the evolution There s a danger of Asheville becoming a reality show but there are also good indications that the thrust is to bring people together for healthy understanding by Rob Neufeld, Thomas Rain Crowe, Wayne Caldwell, Sharyn McCrumb, Ron Rash, Gail Godwin, Charles Frazier, Holly Iglesias, Robert Morgan, Heather Newton

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27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry
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Gail Godwin was twenty four years old and working as a waitress in the North Carolina mountains when she wrote I want to be everybody who is great I want to create everything that has ever been created It is a declaration that only a wildly ambitious young writer would make in the privacy of her journal In the heady days of her literary apprenticeship Godwin kept a daily chronicle of her dreams and desires her travels love affairs struggles and breakthroughs Now at the urging of her friend Joyce Carol Oates Godwin has distilled these early journals which run from to to their brilliant and charming essence br The Making of a Writer opens during the feverish period following the breakup of Godwin s first marriage and her stint as a reporter for The Miami Herald Aware that she is entering one of the great turning points of her life as she prepares to move to Europe Godwin writes of the different hungers that consume her on the eve of departure A whirlwind trip to New York the passengers and their stories on board the SS Oklahoma the shock of her first encounters with Danish customs and Danish men Godwin wonderfully conveys the excitement of a writer embracing a welter of new experience br After a long dark Scandinavian winter and a gloriously romantic interlude in the Canary Islands Godwin moves to London and embarks on the passionate engagements that will inspire some of her finest stories She records the pleasures of soaking in the human drama on long rambles through the London streets and the torment of lonely Sundays spent wrestling these impressions into prose She shares her passion for Henry James Marcel Proust Lawrence Durrell Thomas Wolfe and her terror of facing twenty six with nothing to show but a rejected novel and a stack of debts I do not feel like a failure Godwin insists as she sits down yet again to the empty page I will keep writing harder than ever br Like Virginia Woolf s A Writer s Diary Gail Godwin s journals brim with the urgency and wit of a brilliant literary mind meeting the world head on An inspired and inspiring volume The Making of a Writer opens a shining window into the life and craft of a great writer just coming into her own br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, b True time is the villain and we are trapped in him True love is sometimes not returned True friends are sometimes false But to be aware of this all of it and still want to go on living that is the triumph It is the reward b br br As a young woman and aspiring author Gail Godwin kept a detailed journal of her hopes and dreams her love affairs daily struggles and small triumphs as she yearned for the day when she would finally become a published writer At the urging of her friend Joyce Carol Oates Godwin has distilled these early journals into two parts This second and final volume opens in London in and concludes with the triumphant sale of Godwin s first novel in br br Newly divorced and filled with literary ambition Godwin arrives in London in At the start of this second volume the call to write has become ingrained in the trajectory of her life Though she is hobbled by a tedious but well paying job with the U S Travel Service I thought I should no more be doing this job than raising skunks Godwin s journals brim with the emotional complexity and intellectual curiosity that will soon distinguish her novels and a sharp wit that belies her twenty six years br br Through these pages Godwin s development as a writer takes center stage bolstered by her keen observations of human relationships especially those between men and women I want to exploit define name place this ever shifting contest between men and women Her own love affairs are varied doomed and fascinating There s a short lived engagement to a rugby player a dalliance with a policeman a tortured marriage to a psychiatrist obsessed with Scientology Men have let me down she writes and I construct my meaning in the emptiness they ve left behind br br Leaving London and all its passionate wonders and disappointments Godwin arrives in Iowa City to study at the Iowa Writers Workshop There taught by Kurt Vonnegut and Jos Donoso building friendships with Jane Barnes John Casey David Plimpton and John Irving Gail Godwin finally achieves her dream and a published novelist is born i The Making of a Writer Volume i is a remarkable window into the life of one of the most notable American writers of a generation and an extraordinarily candid look at the very heart of a woman who has written herself to acclaim, In the early days the River Arts District was home to Cherokees the estate of Asheville s first millionaire James McConnell Smith and the Southern Railroad Depot It was also known as Asheville s first industrial district one of the area s most vibrant African American communities which has since been decimated by urban renewal and the base of prominent grassroots organizations such as RiverLink Mountain Housing Opportunities the West End Clingman Avenue neighborhood and the River District Artists In Asheville s citizens developed a long range revitalization plan for the city As Asheville boomed in the early s the River Arts District lagged behind In fire destroyed the district s most prominent landmark the Asheville Cotton Mill prompting a phoenix like renaissance, No description available