Reading Like a Writer

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Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

By Francine Prose; Nanette Savard (Read by)

HarperAudio, Compact Disc, 9780061256561, 8pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2007

Description

In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John Le Carre for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, and to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail. And, most importantly, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted.

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