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How to write like Tolstoy : a journey into the minds of our greatest writers / Richard Cohen.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 808.3 Coh (Text) 32604000204388 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 808.3 COH (Text) 33187004073637 Nonfiction Checked out 03/22/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 808.3 COHEN (Text) 33946003114258 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812998306
  • ISBN: 0812998308
  • Physical Description: xx, 323 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-293) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Grab, invite, beguile: beginnings -- Circular ruins: creating character -- Stolen words: three forms of plagiarism -- The trick of it: points of view -- Says you: the art and craft of dialogue -- Secret trapdoors: the power of irony -- Grabbing fiction by the tale -- Waves in the mind: rhythm in prose-writing -- "Just like Zorro": writing about sex -- Vision and re-vision (part 1) -- Vision and re-vision (part 2) -- The sense of an ending.
Summary, etc.: Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced--and how they surmounted them.
Subject: Fiction > Authorship.
Fiction > Technique.

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