ISBN 9781845950934,How Fiction Works

How Fiction Works

Author:

James Wood

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Random House (NY)

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ISBN 9781845950934
Publisher

Random House (NY)

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781845950934

ISBN-10 1845950933
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Subject

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

A study of the main elements of fiction, such as narrative, detail, characterization, dialogue, realism, and style. It takes the machinery of story-telling apart to ask a series of fundamental questions: What do we mean when we say we \'know\' a fictional character? What constitutes a \'telling\' detail? And, when is a metaphor successful?
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