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BOOKS & WRITING INTRODUCTION
Since reading takes up such a large amount of my time, it seems a shame to devote such a small amount of space to it on my website. I'd love to regale readers with descriptions of my favourite authors and books, but have neither the time nor space. Look forward to my book for further pontification on such matters as:
In the meantime, there should be plenty of literary links here to keep you happy.
Provided that we actually have something to say, writing often seems a more effective way of conveying information. Unlike normal speech, writing allows ideas to be set out in both a logical sequence and a complete, holistic form. Writing also reveals much about the character of a person - including thought processes, personality and interpersonal style.
But what drives a person to start writing - especially in volume? Personally speaking, I can indicate a number of events that took place in my formative years:
As for others, the circumstances will change according to the person. The most intriguing writer of the 20th Century whose output I have critically analysed has been Henry Miller, whose has links featured on my Favourite Writers page. The balances between fiction and reporting, life and imagination, of course are present not only in our writing, but in our thoughts as well. But that is another topic.
MY LITERARY CAREER
I've dabbled in the art of writing from time to time over the years. My endeavours in this field haven't met with the greatest success, however - mainly because I write in a fairly verbose and pedantic style (if the reader hasn't already noticed). Neverthess, here are the published and unpublished 'highlights' of my literary career - leaving aside correspondence, university essays and job-applications:
In addition, an annotated story of my AVS-Amiga years could easily be prepared and published, if the right level of interest is shown. The behind-the-scenes activites and correspondence involved with this venture would have to be seen to be believed.
Many complete books (mainly 'classics' and other literary works) are available online - though these are mainly older works, due to copyright restrictions.
OZLIT BOOKS & WRITERS - search OzLit's Databases for any Australian Book or Writer. NB: Default also gives a bibliography from the Links Database.
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