Monthly Archives: February 2006

A New Book, New Voice, New Vision

For me, though not for all writers, the creative life has to be like a symphony program: major works have to alternate with minor works (or, at least, smaller works), and different instruments (in the form of different literary voices) have to come to the fore. Joseph was a major work — the most monumental I’ve ever undertaken. It required absolute fidelity to facts and the historical record, while moving a story forward without undue license in prose description and […]