Using a witty, informal tone and drawing on his extensive readings in french and russian literature, Dostoevsky, Forster discusses his ideas in reference to such figures as Tolstoy, and Proust; explains the difference between “flat” and “round” characters and between plot and story; and ultimately provides an “admirable and delightful” education for anyone who appreciates the art of a good book The New York Times.
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Burning Down the House: Essays on FictionGraywolf Press #ad - Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade.
Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young WritersVintage #ad - In this practical, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, instructive handbook, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.
John gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here. . Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence.
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers #ad - Written with passion, gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, and a deep respect for the art of writing, mentor, precision, and friend.
Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical AdviceRandom House #ad - Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Mccann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear.
A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. From the bestselling author of the national Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that.
On Becoming a NovelistOpen Road Media #ad - Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors. On becoming a novelist is a must-read for those dedicated to the craft and profession of fiction writing.
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives. The classic for serious fiction writers: “The book is the result of John Gardner’s twenty-odd years of teaching experience, and it shows” Anne Tyler.
On Becoming a Novelist #ad - In this essential guide, john gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer’s block.
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary NonfictionFree Press #ad - Distinguished author phillip lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” Dallas Morning News. A phenomenal master class shaped by lopate’s informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell reads like a long walk with a favorite professor—refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.
Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Aboard her father’s cargo ship, young rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, her aunt and uncle, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter. Dalloway E. M. Forster. . Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love.
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Writing in General and the Short Story in ParticularMariner Books #ad - Wise advice on plot, character, and style from a legendary Esquire editor: “Every aspiring fiction writer ought to read this. Writer’s digest over the course of his long and colorful career as fiction editor for Esquire magazine, L. Rust hills championed the early work of literary luminaries such as Norman Mailer, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Don DeLillo, and E.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience and success, this practical guide explains essential techniques of writing fiction—from developing character to crafting plots to effectively employing literary techniques. Annie Proulx. Clear and concise enough for any beginner but wise and powerful enough for any pro, Writing in General is a classic to be savored by both aspiring and seasoned writers.
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John Gardner on Writing: On Becoming a Novelist, On Writers & Writing, and On Moral FictionOpen Road Media #ad - In on becoming a novelist, john gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer’s block. He offers insights into and exacting critiques on such writers as Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and John Cheever, while addressing his personal influences and delivering broad-ranging observations on literary culture.
He develops his argument by showing how artists and critics can reintroduce morality and substance to their work to improve society and cultivate our morality. Three books in one volume: advice and reflections on modern fiction from “one of the greatest creative writing teachers we’ve ever had” Frederick Busch.
John Gardner on Writing: On Becoming a Novelist, On Writers & Writing, and On Moral Fiction #ad - Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors. In on writers & writing, acclaimed novelist John Gardner discusses the craft of fiction writing, taking to task some of his best-known contemporaries in the process.
Gardner criticizes some for writing disingenuous fiction, and commends others who produce literature that acts as a life-affirming force. And in on moral fiction, john gardner’s thesis is simple: “True art is by its nature moral. Since the book’s first publication, the passion behind Gardner’s assertion has both provoked and inspired readers.
On Writers & WritingOpen Road Media #ad - He offers insights into and exacting critiques on such writers as Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, and John Cheever, Saul Bellow, while addressing his personal influences and delivering broad-ranging observations on literary culture. Provocative and poignant, on Writers & Writing is a must-read for both aspiring writers and careful readers of American literature.
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives. The classic work on the art of fiction by the “refreshingly unpredictable” novelist and literary critic Publishers WeeklyIn this posthumously published collection of his essays and reviews, acclaimed novelist John Gardner discusses the craft of fiction writing, taking to task some of his best-known contemporaries in the process.
On Writers & Writing #ad - Gardner criticizes some for writing disingenuous fiction, and commends others who produce literature that acts as a life-affirming force.
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This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In a story or a novel the "i" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth.
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