13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
ISBN10: 1400033187 ISBN13: 9781400033188 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Sep 12 2006 Pages: 591 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley's great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles--from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro--she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft, and offering priceless advice to aspiring authors. Every page infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.