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About fiction; reverent reflections on the nature of fiction with irreverent observations on writers, readers & other abuses.

Author: Wright Morris
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1975]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998.
About fiction.
New York, Harper & Row [1975]
(OCoLC)592178674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wright Morris
ISBN: 0060130822 9780060130824
OCLC Number: 1046787
Description: vi, 182 p. 21 cm.
Contents: What is fiction? --
What good is it? --
So what's it all about --
this fiction? --
Touching on a few of the fine points --
Fiction as truth maker and life enhancer --
The problem --
in so far as there is one --
On being true-to-life --
A triumph --
and its consequences --
Just imagine --
About making it new --
About the reading of fiction --
About the reader --
how writers provide their own predicament --
About the fly in the reader's ointment --
The ideal, built-in, nonexistent reader --
About the campus city --
a haven for writers, readers, and good fiction --
About the decline of fiction --
if there is one --
About voice --
or, the writer revealed in spite of himself --
A reader's sampler --
If fiction is so smart, why are we so stupid?

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