… This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions:
Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again? (I have several…)
Mine is The Agony and the Ego (click on the title for secondhand amazon copies …) which is an utterly wonderful book (Penguin PLEASE reprint). It is a series of essays by writers of fiction on how it is and what it is to write; on why they do it; where their inspiration comes from; on what they love and what they hate about writing … and so so much more. And it isn’t at all about ego, although it is a bit about agony … .
Here is my rather hopeless photograph of the cover: