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Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by John Gardner and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-08-18 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. 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. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous author of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, gave a private series of extemporaneous lectures in her own living room on the art of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the first time now bring readers the edited transcript of these exciting personal statements. The Art of Fiction offers invaluable lessons, in which Rand analyzes the four essential elements of fiction: theme, plot, characterization, and style. She demonstrates her ideas by dissecting her best-known works, as well as those of other famous authors, such as Thomas Wolfe, Sinclair Lewis, and Victor Hugo. An historic accomplishment, this compendium will be a unique and fascinating resource for both writers and readers of fiction.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by David Lodge and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1993 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the art of fiction under a wide range of topics, each illustrated by a short passage taken from classic and modern fiction.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by Henry James and published by Phoemixx Classics Ebooks. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Art of Fiction Henry James - World-renowned novelist and short story author Henry James offers practical advice and considerable insight on what makes quality fiction, and how good writers can create it.A common theme seen in Henry James' works is contrasting the naivete and untrammeled freedom of the New World with the knowledgeable but corrupt nature of Europe and the Old World. Beginning with short stories while in his 20s, James quickly gained a reputation as a skilled wordsmith and compelling narrator. His innovative style was emblematic of new forms of penmanship which partly displaced and partly accentuated the prevalent Romantic and Victorian literary forms.Much of Henry James teaching contains his opinions on the nature and purpose of fiction. His theories about what a novel should present - as entertainment, as art, and as a reflection upon the author - offer readers thoughtful and informed analysis of creative writing. What roles that characters should take, and how description should reflect such characters and their surroundings and doings, are also considered.In differentiating how people tell stories to one another day-to-day, and how a professional storyteller should put his tale to paper, James offers a distinctive and valuable opinion on the subject. While aspects of his thought belong to their time, the view of an experienced and lauded author on the subject of writing good stories both short and long holds certain value to aspiring authors and enthusiastic readers to this day.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by Walter Besant and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Art of Criticism

Download or read book The Art of Criticism written by Henry James and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1986-06-15 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of "the most important" of Henry James' Prefaces; "his studies of Hawthorne, George Eliot, Balzac, Zola, de Maupassant, Turgenev, Sainte-Beuve, and Arnold; and his essays on the function of criticism and the future of the novel."--P. [4] of cover.

Book A Manual of the Art of Fiction

Download or read book A Manual of the Art of Fiction written by Clayton Hamilton and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-18 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: A Manual of the Art of Fiction by Clayton Hamilton

Book Virgil s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction

Download or read book Virgil s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction written by Raymond Kania and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many scholars have seen ancient bucolic poetry as a venue for thinking about texts and textuality. This book reassesses Virgil's Eclogues and their genre, arguing that they are better read as fiction - that is, as a work that refers not merely to itself or to other texts but to a world of its own making. This makes for a rich work of art and an object of legitimate aesthetic and imaginative engagement. Increased attention to the fictionality of Virgilian poetry also complicates and enriches the Eclogues' social and political dimensions. The book offers new interpretations of poems like Eclogues 5 and 9, which, according to traditional allegorical readings, concern Julius Caesar and the confiscation of lands under Octavian, respectively. It shows how the Eclogue world stands in a less stable relation to reality; these poems challenge readers at every turn to reimagine the relationship between fiction and the real.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by Walter Besant and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by David Lodge and published by Harvill Secker. This book was released on 1992-01 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by John Gardner and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1991-06-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. 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. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here.

Book The Art of Writing Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Writing Fiction written by Andrew Cowan and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-08-22 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An elegant and intimate insight into the personal and practical processes of writing, Andrew Cowan’s The Art of Writing Fiction draws on his experience as a prize-winning novelist and his work with emerging writers at the University of East Anglia. As illuminating for the recreational writer as for students of Creative Writing, the twelve chapters of this book correspond to the twelve weeks of a typical university syllabus, and provide guidance on mastering key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice, point of view, and setting, as well as describing techniques for stimulating creativity and getting the most out of feedback. This new edition offers extended consideration to structure, point of view, and the organisation of time in the novel, as well as the conduct of the Creative Writing workshop in the light of the decolonising the curriculum movement. It features additional writing exercises, as well as an afterword with invaluable advice on approaching agents and publishers. The range of writers surveyed is greatly expanded, finding inspiration and practical guidance in the work of Margaret Atwood, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Richard Beard, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Richard Ford, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Anjali Joseph, James Joyce, James Kelman, Ian McEwan, Arundhati Roy, Sam Selvon, Vikram Seth, and Ali Smith, among many others. With over 80 writing exercises and examples taken from dozens of novels and short stories, the new edition of The Art of Writing Fiction is enriched by the author’s own experience as a novelist and lecturer, making it an essential guide for readers interested in the theory, teaching, and practice of Creative Writing.

Book The Art of Fiction

Download or read book The Art of Fiction written by Virginia Woolf and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Art of Fiction" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." This eBook contains 13 essays on The Art of Fiction by Virginia Woolf: The Narrow Bridge of Art. Hours in a Library. Impassioned Prose. Life and the Novelist. On Rereading Meredith. The Anatomy of Fiction. Gothic Romance. The Supernatural in Fiction. Henry James's Ghost Stories. A Terribly Sensitive Mind. Women and Fiction. An Essay in Criticism. Phases of Fiction.

Book Nineteenth Century British Novelists on the Novel

Download or read book Nineteenth Century British Novelists on the Novel written by George L. Barnett and published by Ardent Media. This book was released on 1971 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Henry James and the Art of Impressions

Download or read book Henry James and the Art of Impressions written by John Scholar and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry James criticized the impressionism movement, yet time and again used the word 'impressio' to represent his characters's consciousness, as well as the work of the literary artist. This book explores this anomaly, placing James's work within the wider cultural history of impressionism.

Book Appreciating the Art of Television

Download or read book Appreciating the Art of Television written by Ted Nannicelli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary television has been marked by such exceptional programming that it is now common to hear claims that TV has finally become an art. In Appreciating the Art of Television, Nannicelli contends that televisual art is not a recent development, but has in fact existed for a long time. Yet despite the flourishing of two relevant academic subfields—the philosophy of film and television aesthetics—there is little scholarship on television, in general, as an art form. This book aims to provide scholars active in television aesthetics with a critical overview of the relevant philosophical literature, while also giving philosophers of film a particular account of the art of television that will hopefully spur further interest and debate. It offers the first sustained theoretical examination of what is involved in appreciating television as an art and how this bears on the practical business of television scholars, critics, students, and fans—namely the comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of specific televisual artworks.

Book How to Write a Novel  A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction

Download or read book How to Write a Novel A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction written by Anonymous and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-09-18 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "How to Write a Novel: A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction" by Anonymous. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.