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The sincerest form : writing fiction by imitation

Author: Nicholas Delbanco
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicolas Delbanco explores the stories and techniques of twelve stylists, from Ernest Hemingway to Jamaica Kincaid, and encourages students to imitate the craft of these master storytellers as they  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Problems, exercises, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delbanco, Nicholas.
Sincerest form.
Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, ©2004
(OCoLC)607201189
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Delbanco
ISBN: 0072414715 9780072414714
OCLC Number: 52381391
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 385 pages, [18] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Reading and Imitating the Master Stylists --
Ch. 1. Plot and Structure --
Ch. 2. A Primer for Narrative Styles --
Ch. 3. Character and the Epiphanic Moment --
Ch. 4. Dialogue --
Ch. 5. Theme and the Selection of Detail --
Ch. 6. Compression --
Ch. 7. Setting --
Ch. 8. Point of View and Comic Timing --
Ch. 9. Dramatic Encounter --
Ch. 10. Language and Form --
Ch. 11. The Process of Revision --
Ch. 12. Autobiography vs. Invention --
pt. II. An Anthology --
Reunion / John Cheever --
Relief / Peter Ho Davies --
How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie / Junot Diaz --
We Didn't / Stuart Dybek --
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried / Amy Hempel --
Who's Irish? / Gish Jen --
Sexy / Jhumpa Lahiri --
The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas / Reginald McKnight --
Faith in the Afternoon / Grace Paley --
The Wavemaker Falters / George Saunders --
Forever Overhead / David Foster Wallace --
Why I Live at the P.O. / Eudora Welty.
Responsibility: Nicholas Delbanco.
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