Introduction: 1. Orientation: who do you think you are? 2. Duplicity: the Jekyll hand, the Hyde hand, and the slippery double. 3. Dedication: the great god Pen. 4. Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, Mephisto and Co. 5. Communion: nobody to nobody. 6. Descent.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Into the labyrinth xiii
Orientation: Who do you think you are? 1 (28)
What is ``a writer,'' and how did I become
Duplicity: The Jekyll hand, and the hyde 29 (30)
hand, and the slippery double
Why there are always two
Dedication: The Great God Pen 59 (32)
Apollo vs. Mammon: at whose altar should
the writer worship?
Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, 91 (32)
Mephisto & Co.
Who waves the wand, pulls the strings, or
signs the Devil's book?
Communion: Nobody to Nobody 123 (30)
The eternal triangle: the writer, the
reader, and the book as go-between
Descent: Negotiating with the dead 153 (28)
Who makes the trip to the Underworld, and
Notes 181 (17)
Bibliography 198 (10)
Acknowledgments 208 (4)