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ISBN: 0060777044 / ISBN-13: 9780060777043

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

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  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (HarperCollins Publishers) – Hardcover (2006)
    by Francine Prose

    Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

    Hardcover, HarperCollins Publishers
    2006
    English
    273 pages

    ISBN: 0060777044
    ISBN-13: 9780060777043

    Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the work of the very best writers - Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov - and discovers why their work has endured. She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of ... Show more

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by WestyB on Sep 6, 2007

As a later-in-life writer who because of dyslexia did little reading during school, I am so appreciating having a glimpse behind the scenes of the craft of writing with examples that explain the points.

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