The Gift of the Unicorn

Essays on Writing

Brilliant, erudite, provocative.
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The ability to write well is difficult to gain. To write beyond the ordinary—beyond the clear and effective paragraph or book—needs craft, patience, and practice. And it has always required something more: genius, magic, a supreme gift. Professor Hunt in The Gift of the Unicorn binds the two—the craft and the gift—under a unifying light, showing both writer and reader the how and why and perhaps of good writing and of the writing that has gained, in HuntÆs words, “the friendship of time” and is called literature.Essays include: “Beginning,” “The Web of Writing,” “The Telling,” “Spontaneity,” “Disciplined Writing,” “The Story,” “The People in the Book,” “Of Rules, Again,” and “Ending.”

128 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

September, 1965

isbn : 9780822983644

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Percival Hunt

Percival Hunt (1878-1968) was professor emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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