How Fiction Works

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Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SKU: DADAX0374173400
ISBN : 0374173400

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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 How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely—from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings—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 Aspects of the Novel and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. It sums up two decades of insight with wit and concision. It will change the way you read.

Author : James Wood
ISBN : 0374173400
Language : English
No of Pages : 288
Edition : 1st
Publication Date : 7/22/2008
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 7.5x5x1
Book weight : 0.01

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