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Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them / Francine Prose.

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Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 808.02 PROSE (Text) 34706001032798 Non-Fiction 800-899 Checked out 10/11/2016
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 808.02 PRO (Text) 36803000786603 NONFICTION Available -
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Noble County Public Library - Central Location 808.02 PRO (Text) 38131003166104 NCPLC-Non-fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780060777043
  • ISBN: 0060777044
  • ISBN: 9780060777050 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 273 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.

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Summary, etc.: Before there were workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says author and teacher Prose. Prose invites you on a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the very best writers and discovers why their work has endured. She takes pleasure in the magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch. She looks to John Le Carre for how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted.
Subject: English language > Rhetoric.
Creative writing.
Authors > Books and reading.
Prose, Francine, 1947- > Books and reading.

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