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About Writing by Samuel R. Delany
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it was amazing
bookshelves: aesthetics-writing-linguistics, currently-reading, own
Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started October 5, 2019.

Aggressively erudite and bracing, but also amusing, interesting, thoughtful, true and useful. About Writing is probably of most use if you share some of Delany's interests and opinions. That is: not afraid genre fiction or literary fiction or experimental fiction. Interested in rigor on both the sentence level and structural level. Not allergic to both highly personal but also highly theoretical essaying.

If any of this turns you off, stick with King's On Writing.
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Reading Progress

September 11, 2012 – Shelved
September 11, 2012 – Shelved as: aesthetics-writing-linguistics
December 25, 2012 – Started Reading
February 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2019 – Started Reading
October 5, 2019 – Shelved as: own

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