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The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work

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At the renowned, international literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and Le Monde, organizers asked more than seventy prominent authors to choose a word that opens a door to their work. Their musings, collected here for the first time, offer an extraordinary portrait of writing and reading from the novelist's perspective. Organized alphabetically by keyword, the anthology is filled with intriguing, amusing, and often surprising insight, essential to an intimate understanding of literature.

Through these personal passwords, authors articulate the function of language, character, plot, and structure. Throughout the process, they reveal their relationship to the elements of story. Jonathan Lethem discusses the necessity of furniture in the novel. A. S. Byatt describes the power of the narrative web. Colum McCann details the benefits of anonymity. Daniel Mendelsohn expounds on the unknowable, or what the author should or should not impart to the reader. Etgar Keret explains the importance of balagan, a Hebrew word meaning total chaos, and Annie Proulx clarifies terroir, which embodies the complexities of time, place, geography, weather, and climate. Other participants include Rick Moody on adumbrated, Upamanyu Chatterjee on the bildungsroman, Enrique Vila-Matas on discipline, Adam Thirwell on hedonism, Nuruddin Farah on identities, Andre Brink on the heretic, and P?ter Esterhazy on the power and potential of words, words, words.

Synopsis:

Translation of: Lexique nomade [a collection of short meditations by contemporary novelists at the 3rd Assises internationales du roman]

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231150804
Author:
Gillet, Villa
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Editor:
Villa Gillet/ Le Monde
Author:
Villa Gillet/Le Monde
Subject:
General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Fiction -- Technique.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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