The Art of Time in Fiction

Author: Joan Silber
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 9781555975302
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Fiction imagines for us a stopping point from which life can be seen as intelligible," asserts Joan Silber in The Art of Time in Fiction. The end point of a story determines its meaning, and one of the main tasks a writer faces is to define the duration of a plot. Silber uses wide-ranging examples from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chinua Achebe, and Arundhati Roy, among others, to illustrate five key ways in which time unfolds in fiction. In clear-eyed prose, Silber elucidates a tricky but vital aspect of the art of fiction.

Making the Novel

Author: Brean Hammond
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137020458
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This book advances a new cultural reading of the formation of the British novel. Rejecting a teleological narrative of the genre's 'rise' and through close analysis of key texts, the authors present a dynamic picture of the emergence of the novel, which focuses upon formal innovation, social engagement, and artistic and commercial competition.


Author: John O'Loughlin
Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media
ISBN: 1446696146
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CONVERGENCE is a large project in which a number of titled compilations of aphorisms and/or maxims deriving from prior publications and independent volumes have been combined into a quasi-cyclical work the contents of which, dating from 1977-84, signify a comparatively early stage in John O'Loughlin's philosophical development, during which the ideological philosophy of Social Transcendentalism was germinating and only beginning to grow into the light of metaphysical certitude.

Fiction The Art and the Craft

Author: Colin Bulman
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782794344
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Fiction - The Art and the Craft is a highly practical exposition of all the major elements of fiction - such as plot, conflict, suspense, the hook, inference, character and dialogue - and how these elements are combined to make a compelling story. Using examples from well-known works of literature and incorporating exercises, research suggestions and activities, this informative, interesting and accessible book is a must-read for any author.

Stella Adler The Art of Acting

Author: Howard Kissel
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 147684562X
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(Applause Books). Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro. The great voice finally ended in the early Nineties, but her decades of experience and teaching have been brilliantly caught and encapsulated by Howard Kissel in the twenty-two lessons in this book.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Indexers and Indexes in Fact and Fiction

Author: Hazel K. Bell
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084941
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Bell examines the history of the index and the depiction of the indexer (from diffident drudge to frankly insane) in both fact and fiction. A fascinating look at a previously little-considered element of the book.

Music in Willa Cather s Fiction

Author: Richard Giannone
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803270992
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Music is everywhere in Willa Cather's fiction: as a subject, in the background, slyly commenting on the action, connecting characters to a distant world, or revealing their interior worlds. Not merely incidental or ornamental, though, music is intrinsic to Cather's work, a distinctive quality of her creation and expression, and it is in this light that Richard Giannone considers Cather's art. Music in Willa Cather's Fiction is the definitive study of its subject. The first work to examine the complex thematic and structural forms that music acquires in Cather's narratives, Giannone's book uses this musical approach as a way of seeing into the author's artistic sensibility, the evolution of her art, and her total achievement. ø Progressing chronologically, Giannone shows how Cather's view and use of music changed over time. From what her early journalistic pieces on music and musicians reveal about her attitude and anticipate in her later work, Giannone moves to Cather's early stories to identify the trend of some of her artistic choices, the direction of her stylistic development, and the complication of her moral interest as these are manifested in musical references. In her novels and later stories, he emphasizes the contribution of music to the individual work, as well as the allusions and connections that sound throughout her oeuvre.

Broken Ground

Author: John Keeble
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805463
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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries Broken Ground employs a construction project in the Oregon desert as the basis for a story with far-reaching political and moral implications. Hank Lafleur has been sent to supervise the project, which is a prison-for-profit financed by a multinational corporation under government contract, and meant to house felons, illegal immigrants, and, as Lafleur comes to learn, political prisoners from Latin America. Broken Ground is remarkable for its prophetic vision of the hollow securities promised by incarceration and of the effects of "privatization" as an armature of American imperialism - in both the domestic and international realms.

A Manual of the Art of Fiction

Author: Clayton Hamilton
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1557427909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a complete course in writing fiction. Drawing examples from the works of such masters as Poe, Hawthorne, and Robert Louis Stevenson, it offers a guided course through such vital topics as Realism, Plot, Characters, Setting, Point of View, The Epic, Structure of the Short Story, and much more.