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The art of fiction : notes on craft for young writers

Author: John Gardner
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gardner
ISBN: 0679734031 9780679734031
OCLC Number: 24042386
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 224 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Notes on literary-aesthetic theory --
Aesthetic law and artistic mystery --
Basic skills, genre, and fiction as dream --
Interest and truth --
Metafiction, deconstructino and jazzing around --
Notes on the fictional process --
Common errors --
Technique --
Plotting --
Exercises.
Responsibility: John Gardner.

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A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain.

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