How Fiction Works

Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 9780374173401
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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 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.

Specifications of How Fiction Works

GENERAL
AuthorJames Wood
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100374173400
ISBN-139780374173401
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Number Of Pages288
Publication Date2008-07-22
DIMENSIONS
Height7.78 inch.
Length5.35 inch.
Width1.13 inch.
Weight0.75 pounds.

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