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A compilation of previously published materials with updates and an Introduction written by Mr. Michener in 1993.
1. Collectors, Forgers — And A Writer: A Memoir
- 65 pages. Originally published by Targ Editions in 1983.
- A discussion of Mr. Michener's college years and some aquantances and works that still influenced him later in his life and career.
- 25 pages. Originally published by A. Grove Day of White Knight Press in 1983.
- A discussion of his self-education on how to write a novel and the books which most influenced his style.
3. Who Is Virgil T. Fry?
- 9 pages. Originally published in The Clearing House in October 1941, with a foreword written by Mr. Michener in 1993.
- Michener's first published work of fiction.
- Unlike his later work, much of the action is told through dialog.
- The main character was also the basis for the main character in "Tales Of The South Pacific".
4. Verses To A Writer Heading For Ninety
- 4 pages. Original to this book. 1993
5. Opinions On Other Writers
- Introduction to "The Dangerous Summer" Originally published by Scribers in 1985 and updated for this book by Mr. Michener in 1993.
- Introduction to the 1975 Anniversary Edition of "Gone With The Wind". Originally published by Macmillan in 1975.
- Afterward to a reprint of "Delilah" published by Southern Illinois University Press in 1977 and updated for this book by Mr. Michener in 1993.
- Foreword to "Conversations With Capote" written by Lawrence Grobel and Originally published by New American Library in 1985.