How fiction works / James Wood.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. Edition: 1st edDescription: xvi, 265 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 9780374173401 (alk. paper); 0374173400 (alk. paper)Subject(s): FictionLOC classification: PN3331 | .W67 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
Narrating -- Flaubert and modern narrative -- Flaubert and the rise of the flaneur -- Detail -- Character -- A brief history of consciousness -- Sympathy and complexity -- Language -- Dialogue -- Truth, convention, realism.
What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step.--From publisher description.