Must WRITE: Edna Staebler's Diaries ( advance uncorrected proof copy )

By: Staebler, Edna; Edited By Christl Verduyn

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Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a wee bit of light rubbing, 289 pages, b&w photos, an advance uncorrected proof copy, ---"Long before she became the renowned author of the best-selling Schmecks cookbooks, an award-winning journalist for magazines such as Macleans, and a creative non-fiction mentor, Edna Staebler was a writer of a different sort. Staebler began serious diary writing at the age of sixteen and continued to write for over eighty years. Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries draws from these diaries selections that map Staebler's construction of herself as a writer and documents her frustrations and struggles, along with her desire to express herself, in writing. She felt she must write-that not to write was a "denial of life"-while at the same time she doubted the value of her scribblings. --Spanning much of the twentieth century-each decade is introduced by an overview of key events in the author's life during that period-the diaries vividly illuminate both her intensely personal experiences and her broader social world. The volume also presents four key examples of Staebler's public writing: her first published magazine article; her first award-winning publication; the opening chapter of her book Cape Breton Harbour; and her lively account of the Great Cookie War. Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries portrays an ordinary woman's struggle to write in the context of her lived experience. "All my life I have talked about writing and kept scribbling in my notebook, as if that makes me a writer," wrote Staebler in 1986. This volume argues that the very act of writing the diaries, with all their contradictory accounts of writerly ambition, success, and conflict, made Staebler the writer she yearned to be. "---, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Must WRITE: Edna Staebler's Diaries ( advance uncorrected proof copy )

Author Name: Staebler, Edna; Edited By Christl Verduyn

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press ( WLUP ), 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

ISBN Number: 0889204810

ISBN Number 13: 9780889204812

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )

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Seller ID: 153115

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