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The art of fiction : a guide for writers and readers

Author: Ayn Rand; Tore Boeckmann
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2000.
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Guide for writers and readers. How a writer combines abstract ideas and concrete action to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization and style.
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Rand, Ayn.
Art of fiction.
New York : Plume, ©2000
(OCoLC)607439419
Online version:
Rand, Ayn.
Art of fiction.
New York : Plume, ©2000
(OCoLC)607763442
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand; Tore Boeckmann
ISBN: 0452281547 9780452281547
OCLC Number: 41488890
Description: xii, 180 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Leonard Peikoff --
Writing and the Subconscious --
Literature as an Art Form --
Theme and Plot --
The Plot-Theme --
The Climax --
How to Develop a Plot Ability --
Concretize Your Abstractions --
Think in Terms of Conflict --
Tap Your Emotions --
Characterization --
Style I: Depictions of Love --
from Atlas Shrugged / Ayn Rand --
from Notre-Dame de Paris / Victor Hugo --
from Of Time and the River / Thomas Wolfe --
from Arrowsmith / Sinclair Lewis --
from Star Money / Kathleen Winsor --
from By Love Possessed / James Gould Cozzens --
Style II: Descriptions of Nature and of New York --
from Atlas Shrugged / Ayn Rand --
from Seven Gothic Tales / Isak Dinesen --
from The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand --
from Atlas Shrugged / Ayn Rand --
from One Lonely Night / Mickey Spillane --
from The Web and the Rock / Thomas Wolfe --
Naturalistic Description --
Analysis of "A Letter on Style" / Sinclair Lewis --
Particular Issues of Style --
Narrative versus Dramatization --
Exposition --
Flashbacks --
Transitions --
Metaphors --
Descriptions --
Dialogue --
Slang --
Obscenities --
Foreign Words --
Journalistic References --
Special Forms of Literature --
Humor --
Fantasy --
Symbolism --
Tragedy and the Projection of Negatives.
Responsibility: Ayn Rand ; edited by Tore Boeckmann ; introduction by Leonard Peikoff.

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