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The Art of Fiction By David Lodge

The Art of Fiction by David Lodge

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The articles which David Lodge wrote for "The Independent on Sunday" for 50 weeks in 1991 and 1992 have been revised and expanded for this book. The art of fiction is considered under a range of headings, and each topic is illustrated by a short passage or two taken from classic and modern fiction.

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The Art of Fiction by David Lodge

The articles with which David Lodge entertained and enlightened readers of the Independent on Sunday for fifty weeks between 1991 and 1992 he has now revised, expanded and collected together in book form. The art of fiction is considered under a wide range of headings, such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Time-shift, the Sense of Place, and Symbolism. Each topic is illustrated by a short passage or two taken from classic and modern fiction, extending from Laurence Sterne to J.D. Salinger, from Jane Austen to Fay Weldon, from Charles Dickens to Martin Amis. David Lodge takes these passages apart and puts them together again with the expertise of a novelist, critic and teacher. Technical terms and lucidly explained and their application examined, in the literary-critical equivalent of slow-motion action replays of some of the best writing in the English language. To throw further light on a given topic the author sometimes refers directly, and revealingly, to his own experience of writing fiction. This book is essential reading for students of literature, aspiring writers, and anyone who enjoys literary fiction and would like to understand better how it works.

About David Lodge

David Lodge has published nine novels, including the award-winning Changing Places, How Far Can You Go?, Small World and Nice Work. His most recent novel is Paradise News (1991). He has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was Chairman of the judges of that prize in 1989. He is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 to 1987, and still lives in that city. He is the author of several works of literary criticism, including Language of Fiction, The Novelist at the Crossroads, The Modes of Modern Writing, Working with Structuralism and After Bakhtin, and has edited several anthologies of criticism and classic novels. A volume of David Lodge's occasional essays, Write On, was published by Secker & Warburg in 1986, and the text of his first stage play, The Writing Game, in 1991.

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The Art of Fiction by David Lodge
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