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Title:How Fiction Works
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James Wood
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Number of Pages:265
Category:Non fiction, Writing, Literary criticism, Books about books, Essays

How Fiction Works by James Wood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC How Fiction Works What makes a story a story What is style What s the connection between realism and real life These are some of the questions James Wood answers in i How Fiction Works i the first book length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation Ranging widely from Homer to David Foster Wallace from i What Maisie Knew i to i Make Way for Ducklings i Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art step by step .

The result is nothing less than a philosophy of the novel plainspoken funny blunt in the traditions of E M Forster s i Aspects of the Novel i and Strunk and White s i The Elements of Style i It sums up two decades of insight with wit and concision It will change the way you read

The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays, How Fiction Works, The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel, The Rainbow, The Nearest Thing to Life, The Book Against God, The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief, Selected Short Stories, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Golovlyov Family