The Art of Fiction

Random House, 2011 - 239 páginas
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In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. Looking at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, and illustrating each topic with a passage taken from a classic or modern novel, David Lodge makes the richness and variety of British and American fiction accessible to the general reader.

He provides essential reading for students, aspiring writers and anyone who wants to understand how fiction works.

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A great selection of short essays on various aspects of writing (beginnings, magical realism, metafiction, etc.), well-illustrated by citations from specific works. Lodge picks a work and uses it as a ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - frizero - LibraryThing

An important - and delicious-to-read - guide to fiction. David Lodge uses interesting and significant examples from classic and modern fiction in English to show the reader the essencial aspects of the theory of literature. Both readers and would-be writers will find it useful. Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2011)

David Lodge (CBE)'s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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