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The Art of Fiction

The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts by David Lodge

A series of themes that feature in fiction.  Starting with "Beginnings" and ending with "Endings."

Cites a lot of classic works, but also some modern ones, and his own works, especially when he wants to talk about the writing process, which naturally, he knows better in his own works.  Such as how he was stymied on a character's name until he found that Robin was sometimes a woman's name, short for Roberta.

Ranges all over from Weather to Intertextuality. Tends toward the literary. Some are more interesting than others.
Tags: how-to-write books, lit crit, non-historical non-fiction reviews
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