Writing places: the life journey of a writer and teacher

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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.”—Evan Thomas, Newsweek


In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity and humanity.”

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table_of_contents Office for rent -- Herald Tribune days -- The loneliness of the free-lance writer -- Travels with my Olivetti -- Up in the billiard house -- Writing about the sixties -- Making a new life -- "Leaders in their generation" -- Old Yale and new Yale -- Becoming a teacher -- A summons from the king -- College master -- "On writing well" -- Taking it on the road -- Processing words -- Only in New York.
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