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ID
c72
Title
"Where I Work."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
250
Publisher
Now and Then
Publication Year
1939
Document Types
Full-text Online
Autobiographical
Topics
Literary Life

A very brief piece describing Bates's writing room: "I have built myself a pleasant little brick and tile summer-house under a south wall in my garden...And here, on about 250 days of the year, I am doing some sort of writing, regardless of the weather." A prefatory note says that "this passage is part of an autobiographical note written for Reader's Union, who recently published a collection of Mr. Bates's short stories, and is quoted with permission. The passage, however, is not an excerpt from the preface ("The Writer Explains") to the 1939 Reader's Union collection Country Tales. In Now and Then (Spring 1939, p. 7).


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