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Read online How Fiction Works.pdf 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 by James Wood

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How Fiction Works
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The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays, The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief, How Fiction Works, The Book Against God, The Nearest Thing to Life, The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel, The Rainbow, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Golovlyov Family, Selected Short Stories
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 br br 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, Set in the rural Midlands of England i The Rainbow i revolves around three generations of the Brangwens a strong vigorous family deeply involved with the land When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow Lydia Lensky and adopts her daughter Anna as his own he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them All are seeking individual fulfilment but it is Ursula Anna s spirited daughter who in search for self knowledge rejects the conventional role of womanhood, Following i The Broken Estate i i The Irresponsible Self i and i How Fiction Works i books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation i The Fun Stuff c i onfirms Wood s preeminence not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel In twenty three passionate sparkling dispatches that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy Leon Tolstoy Edmund Wilson and Mikhail Lermontov Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in depth analysis of the most important authors writing today including Cormac McCarthy Lydia Davis Aleksandar Hemon and Michel Houellebecq Included in i The Fun Stuff i are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming which was a finalist for last year s National Magazine Awards as well as Wood s essay on George Orwell which Christopher Hitchens selected for the i Best American Essays i i The Fun Stuff i is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature, Presents fourteen short stories including Love Among the Haystacks The Prussian Officer Odour of Chrysanthemums The Border Line and The Woman Who Rode Away