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Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel-and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them-in this seductive and immensely rewardingliterary tribute.

In her inimitable style-exuberant, candid, opinionated-Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just howit works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft. And she offers priceless advice to aspiring authors. As she works her way through onehundred novels-from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro-she infects us anew with the passion for reading that is thegoverning spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author celebrates the art of fiction and the pleasures of reading as she looks at one hundred very different examples of the novel, ranging from the classics to little-known gems and from the Tale of Genji to Zadie Smith's White Teeth, discussing the evolution of the novel, the practice of novel-writing, and the publication process. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft. And she offers priceless advice to aspiring authors. As she works her way through one hundred novels–from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro–she infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.

About the Author

\Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of more than ten novels as well as four works of nonfiction, including a critically acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens. She is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Thousand Acres, and in 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307480989
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Books & Reading
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Jane Smiley
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060912
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
608

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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
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Product details 608 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307480989 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning author celebrates the art of fiction and the pleasures of reading as she looks at one hundred very different examples of the novel, ranging from the classics to little-known gems and from the Tale of Genji to Zadie Smith's White Teeth, discussing the evolution of the novel, the practice of novel-writing, and the publication process. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft. And she offers priceless advice to aspiring authors. As she works her way through one hundred novels–from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro–she infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.

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