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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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Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them
Title
Reading like a writer
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a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them
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Francine Prose
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eng
Summary
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 Carré 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.--From publisher description
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ON8
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1947-
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Prose, Francine
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other
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Read by Nanette Savard
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Savard, Nanette
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  • English language
  • Creative writing
  • Authors
  • Prose, Francine
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
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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Unabridged
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digital storage
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unknown
Contents
Close reading -- Words -- Sentences -- Paragraphs -- Narration -- Character -- Dialogue -- Details -- Gesture -- Learning from Chekhov -- Reading for courage -- Books to be read immediately
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
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8 sound discs (9 hrs.):
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not applicable
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digital
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn123033419
  • (OCoLC)123033419
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them, Francine Prose
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Close reading -- Words -- Sentences -- Paragraphs -- Narration -- Character -- Dialogue -- Details -- Gesture -- Learning from Chekhov -- Reading for courage -- Books to be read immediately
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (9 hrs.):
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn123033419
  • (OCoLC)123033419
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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