Writer's Digest magazine has been published on an uninterrupted basis for more than 85 years. Circulation currently tops 120,000. No other book on the market captures such an interesting spectrum of the 20th century literary scene. And, in fact, there's no other publisher that could provide it. Includes interviews with bestselling authors; memorials to those authors who have passed; and much more. Fun design showcases extraordinary, graphic elements from over 85 years of WD magazine recalling the literary scene from days gone by For more than eight decades, Writer's Digest magazine has chronicled the work, opinions, and personalities of the 20th century's greatest literary minds. At they same time, it has recorded the evolution of U.S. culture itself, through times of war, social upheaval, technological change and more, all through the lens of art. Legends of Literature brings together the most fascinating of these essays, interviews, profiles and articles, exposing contemporary readers to long lost thoughts and opinions on writing, many belonging to some of the greatest creators of any generation. In addition to articles on the craft of writing, readers will find intriguing profiles of famous and infamous authors as well as historically fascinating essays on how WWII, the Depression, the Red Scare, and the evolution of the film industry affected writers and writing. Most of these articles haven't seen the light of day in decades and will be of interest to writers, history buffs, pop culture addicts, and anyone who of literature.
Phillip Sexton is the author of A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words. He is also a founding editor of the literary journal Fresh Boiled Peanuts, and co-author of The Writer's Book of Matches.