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|Gênero/Forma:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Tipo de Material:||Recurso Internet|
|Tipo de Documento:||Livro, Recurso Internet|
|Todos os Autores / Contribuintes:||
Thomas C Foster
|Descrição:||xviii, 312 pages ; 21 cm|
|Conteúdos:||Preface: Novel possibilities, or all animals aren't pigs? --
Introduction: Once upon a time : a short, chaotic, and entirely idiosyncratic history of the novel --
Pickup lines and open(ing) seductions or, why novels have first pages --
You can't breathe where the air is clear --
Who's in charge here? --
Never trust a narrator with a speaking part --
A still, small voice (or a great, galumphing one) --
Men (and women) made out of words, or, My pip ain't like your pip --
When very bad people happen to good novels --
Wrinkles in time, or Chapters just might matter --
Everywhere is just one place --
Clarissa's flowers --
Life sentences --
Drowning in the stream of consciousness --
The light on Daisy's dock --
Fiction about fiction --
Source codes and recycle bins --
Interlude: Read with your ears --
Improbabilities : foundlings and magi, colonels and boy wizards --
What's the big idea--or even the small one? --
Who broke my novel? --
Untidy endings --
History in the novel/the novel in history --
Conspiracy theory --
Conclusion: The never-ending journey.
|Responsabilidade:||Thomas C. Foster.|
Examines the grammar of the popular novel. Exploring how authors' choices about structure -- point of view, narrative voice, first page, chapter construction, character emblems, and narrative (dis)continuity -- create meaning and a special literary language, shares the keys to this language with readers who want to get more insight, more understanding, and more pleasure from their reading. --Publisher's description.
Críticas de Usuários WorldCat (2)
A Valuable Read for Both Novel Readers and Writers
Thomas C Foster's follow-up to his How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a thoughtful conversation with is reading audience. Drawing on examples from 19th and 20th century novels by both well known and more obscure novelists, he presents a complete guide to how to read a novel between...
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Eye-opening, educational and entertaining
I don't think I'll ever read a novel quite the same way again -- but in a good way. Professor Foster is going to have me always on my toes, looking for "clues", in every book I read from now on. I learned a lot from this book, but it was also very entertaining, not like a textbook at all. I would...
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