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The Resource What to read and why, Francine Prose

What to read and why, Francine Prose

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What to read and why
Title
What to read and why
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspiring and illuminating, What to Read and Why includes selections culled from Prose's previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus. Prose considers why the works of literary masters such as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured, and shares intriguing insights about modern authors whose words stimulate our minds and enlarge our lives, including Roberto Bolano, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, and Mohsin Hamid. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her marvelously rich and compact sentences, and her meticulously rendered characters who reveal our flawed and complex human nature; Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor; and Mark Strand for his gift for depicting unlikely transformations. Here, too, are original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing: "On Clarity" and "What Makes a Short Story." Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word
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1947-
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Prose, Francine
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
Target audience
adult
Label
What to read and why, Francine Prose
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251150792
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062397867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
What to read and why, Francine Prose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251150792
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062397867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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