skip to content
How fiction works Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

How fiction works

Author: James Wood
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wood
ISBN: 9780374173401 0374173400
OCLC Number: 213765645
Description: xvi, 265 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Narrating --
Flaubert and modern narrative --
Flaubert and the rise of the flaneur --
Detail --
Character --
A brief history of consciousness --
Sympathy and complexity --
Language --
Dialogue --
Truth, convention, realism.
Responsibility: James Wood.
More information:

Abstract:

What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step.--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(9)

User lists with this item (13)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213765645> # How fiction works
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "213765645" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85048065> ; # Fiction--Technique
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923755> ; # Fiction--Technique
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/883736> ; # Criticism--Authorship
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353577> ; # Literature--Theory, etc
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/115244033#Topic/erzahltechnik> ; # Erzähltechnik
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/911581> ; # English language--Rhetoric
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009122566> ; # Criticism--Authorship
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923709> ; # Fiction
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/808.3/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/132365684> ; # Whitman College
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/115244033#Topic/roman> ; # Roman
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043678> ; # English language--Rhetoric
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077521> ; # Literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/92910249> ; # James Wood
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "Narrating -- Flaubert and modern narrative -- Flaubert and the rise of the flaneur -- Detail -- Character -- A brief history of consciousness -- Sympathy and complexity -- Language -- Dialogue -- Truth, convention, realism."@en ;
   schema:description "What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step.--From publisher description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/115244033> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "How fiction works"@en ;
   schema:productID "213765645" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213765645#PublicationEvent/new_york_farrar_straus_and_giroux_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/115244033#Agent/farrar_straus_and_giroux> ; # Farrar, Straus and Giroux
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017084367&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374173401> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213765645> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/115244033#Agent/farrar_straus_and_giroux> # Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Farrar, Straus and Giroux" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009122566> # Criticism--Authorship
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Criticism--Authorship"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043678> # English language--Rhetoric
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "English language--Rhetoric"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85048065> # Fiction--Technique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fiction--Technique"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077521> # Literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353577> # Literature--Theory, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Literature--Theory, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/883736> # Criticism--Authorship
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Criticism--Authorship"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/911581> # English language--Rhetoric
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "English language--Rhetoric"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923709> # Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923755> # Fiction--Technique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fiction--Technique"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/132365684> # Whitman College
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Whitman College" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/92910249> # James Wood
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1965" ;
   schema:familyName "Wood" ;
   schema:givenName "James" ;
   schema:name "James Wood" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374173401>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0374173400" ;
   schema:isbn "9780374173401" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.