The Art Of Fiction
The Art of Fiction is essential, thoroughly entertaining reading for writers, students and anyone who wants to understand how literature works.
David Lodge's articles, which first appeared in the Independent on Sunday and the Washington Post, are expanded here and consider the subject under a wide range of headings such as 'The Intrusive Authors', 'Suspense' and 'Magic Realism'. Styles and techniques are illustrated in each case by passages from classic or modern fiction. Drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James and Martin Amis, Jane Austen and Fay Weldon and Henry Fielding and James Joyce, David Lodge also demonstrates the richness and variety of British and American fiction.
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