Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction

Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction

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This book illuminates how technique serves 'story logic, ' the particular way fiction makes meaning. Writers raid the cupboard of theory looking for what works, and generic rules don't account for the rich variety of strategies they employ. For writers who are past the beginner stage, Brady offers a closer look at craft fundamentals, including plot, characterization, patterns of imagery, and style. The lively, lucid discussion draws on vivid examples from classic and contemporary fiction, ranging from George Eliot and William Faulkner to Haruki Murakami and Toni Morrison. Because it supplies the analytical tools needed to read as a writer, this text will enrich the reader's approach to any work of fiction, energizing discussion in a workshop or craft course.For an example of Carvera#39;s changing aesthetic, compare a€œThe Bath, a€ first published in 1974, to its revision as a€œA Small, Good Thing.a€ Raymond Carver, a€œ The Bath, a€ in What We Talk about When We Talk about Love (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, anbsp;...

Title:Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction
Author:Catherine Brady
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-09-15


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