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What To Read And Why

Author: Francine Prose.

What To Read And Why

Author: Francine Prose.

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Item #: D22307
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062397874
In this follow-up to Reading Like a Writer, novelist, critic, and essayist Francine Prose considers why the works of such masters as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured. She makes a case for the solitary act of reading and shares intriguing insights about Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, Mohsin Hamid, and other modern ... More
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In this follow-up to Reading Like a Writer, novelist, critic, and essayist Francine Prose considers why the works of such masters as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured. She makes a case for the solitary act of reading and shares intriguing insights about Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, Mohsin Hamid, and other modern authors. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her rich and compact sentences and meticulously rendered characters, Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor, and Mark Strand for his depictions of unlikely transformations. Here too are "On Clarity" and "What Makes a Short Story"—original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing.


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