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My Mentor: A Young Writer's Friendship with William Maxwell

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A compelling reflection on wisdom, friendship, and the craft of writing, My Mentor is also the touching story of a young man's education at the hands of a master, William Maxwell. At age twenty-four, Alec Wilkinson approached Maxwell in hopes of being taught to write. A quarter century of friendship followed.
As a fiction editor of The New Yorker, Maxwell was unquestionabl
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by Mariner Books (first published 2002)
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David
Aug 22, 2011 David rated it liked it
This was an affecting record of Wilkinson's relationship with the wonderful William Maxwell, but seemed to meander a bit. Also didn't deliver on what I took to be its promise to get inside of their very close editorial relationship: I wanted to hear a great deal more about how, precisely, Maxwell helped his writing.
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Feb 01, 2012 Laura Harrington rated it really liked it
This is a remarkable book about writing and writers, which is not an easy thing to write about well. I love William Maxwell and this portrait of him gave me new insights into the man and his work and his capacity for friendship.
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Mar 13, 2009 Unbridled rated it liked it
Very nice. Touching and light. Maxwell was a very good man.
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