[PDF/EBOOK] How Fiction Works ☆ James Wood


  • Paperback
  • 265
  • How Fiction Works
  • James Wood
  • English
  • 23 September 2019
  • 9780312428471

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Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ï James Wood Summary Û How Fiction Works James Wood ï 8 Download In the tradition of E M Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel How Fiction Works is a scintillating study of the magic of fiction an analysis of its main elements and a celebration of its lasting power Here one of the most prominent and stylish critics of our time looks i. For 75 pages this was all clang clang clang goes the trolley ding ding ding goes the bell but then it turned a sharp corner and I think I done got throwed off the bus Ow As it rattled off without me I was left to think carefully about what I m doing when I read a novel aside from avoiding the interminable election debates on tv OMG another 3 weeks to go and what I think a novel is doing or supposed to be doing It s good to be made to think about these things But why did I get throwed off the busThis jampacked little book is all about the why of novels and it s got some high standards to apply to both novels and readers so you better shape up you readers you Hey I do mean YOU Yeah That s rightIt s like James Wood expects us to be listening to some random tune and be able to name the bass player and the producer s previous hits and the singer s favourite drugs and where it got to in the char

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How Fiction Works

Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ï James Wood Summary Û How Fiction Works James Wood ï 8 Download Nto the machinery of storytelling to ask some fundamental uestions What do we mean when we say we know a fictional character What constitutes a telling detail When is a metaphor successful Is Realism realistic Why do some literary conventions become dated while others stay freshJames Wood ranges widely f. This is a book I ve read re read and re re read I go back to it freuently whenever I ve finished one of the titles from its bibliography or just to revisit Wood s various topics Deceptively simple and uickly read If allowed HFW will inform any novel you read It is not comprehensive in its scope it omits topics like plot structure etc and limits itself to Wood s own intersts an issue some reviewers take exception to There was a time when I d read a passage from a novel and wonder whose word IS that Thanks to Wood I realize many of those passages were written in free indirect style Now that I can identify it I see its use freuently and have an appreciation for its utility Whatever else this book is it is NOT a how to manual for new authors Although they would likely benefit from reading it Wood s simple presentation considers an abundance of novels many uite well known or classics and he adds insi

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Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ï James Wood Summary Û How Fiction Works James Wood ï 8 Download Rom Homer to Make Way for Ducklings from the Bible to John le Carré and his book is both a study of the techniues of fiction making and an alternative history of the novel Playful and profound How Fiction Works will be enlightening to writers readers and anyone else interested in what happens on the pag. 021116 this is gently deceptive as a title this is not how fiction works but how a sort of fiction works which happens to be his sort and likely to be the sort that interests someone who would read a book like this on the one acknowledged classics admired contemporary widely sourced on the other neither breathtakingly popular which might garner readers for possibly non literary reasons such as this movie or that event or person nor obscurely involved in literary exploration of exactly what he says is needed to make fiction work such as character narrator voice and so onit is brief it is concise it is clear it has a good bibliography and i discover by the number of said books read that yes i am someone who would read a book like this