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Author Livesey, Margot, author.

Title The hidden machinery : essays on writing / Margot Livesey.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    808.3 Livesey,M LIV    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 301 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Contents The hidden machinery: writing the life, shaping the novel -- Mrs. Turpin reads the stars: creating characters who walk off the page -- Nothing but himself: embracing Jane Austen's second chances -- Hush, shut up, please be quiet: letting our characters tell and show -- Even one day: considering aesthetics with Virginia Woolf -- Neither a borrower nor a lender be: paying homage -- Gustave and Emma: finding the first novel -- How to tell a true story: mapping our narratives onto the world -- Shakespeare for writers: learning from the master -- He liked custard: navigating the shoals of research.
Summary Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one.
Subject Livesey, Margot -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Creative writing.
ISBN 9781941040683 paperback
1941040683 paperback
Standard No. 40027281608

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