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The book of other people

Author: Zadie Smith
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
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From the Publisher: A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zadie Smith
ISBN: 9780143038184 0143038184
OCLC Number: 173218810
Description: ix, 287 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Judith Castle / David Mitchell --
Justin M Damiano / Daniel Clowes --
Frank / A L Kennedy --
Gideon / Z Z Packer --
Gordon / Andrew --
Hanwell Snr / Zadie Smith --
J Johnson / Nick Hornby with Posy Simmonds --
LeLe / Edwidge Danticat --
Liar / Aleksandar Hemon --
Jordan Wellington Lint / Chris Ware --
Magda Mandela / Hari Kunzru --
Monster / Toby Litt --
Nigora / Adam Thirlwell --
Judge Gladys Parks-Schultz / Heidi Julavits --
Puppy / George Saunders --
Rhoda / Jonathan Safran Foer --
Soleil / Vendela Vida --
Roy Spivey / Miranda July --
Cindy Stubenstock / A M Homes --
Theo / Dave Eggers --
Perkus Tooth / Jonathan Lethem --
Donal Webster / Colm Toibin --
Newton Wicks / Andrew Sean Greer --
Contributors --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: edited by Zadie Smith.
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From the Publisher: A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"--If such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon; Nick Hornby; Hari Kunzru; Toby Litt; David Mitchell; George Saunders; Colm Toibin; Chris Ware, and more.

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