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Title:
How fiction works
Author:
Wood, James, 1965-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xvi, 265 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
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.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Narrating -- Flaubert and modern narrative -- Flaubert and the rise of the flaneur -- Detail -- Character -- A brief history of consciousness -- sympathy and complexity -- Language -- Dialogue -- Truth, convention, realism.
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ISBN:
9780374173401
Format :
Book

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