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Author Casey, John, 1939- author.

Title Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction / John Casey.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    808.3 CAS    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    808.3 CAS    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    808.3 CAS    Available
Edition First editon.
Description 244 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-241).
Contents Preamble -- Dogma and anti-dogma -- If I were a flower, what kind of flower would I be? -- Justice -- What's funny -- Aristotle -- Things -- Sex and violence -- Me me gab -- Meanwhile back at the ranch -- So alert a language -- In other words -- Neighborhoods -- Childhood reading -- Mentors in general, Peter Taylor in particular.
Summary "For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers' methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer "suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods." In "Dogma and Anti-dogma" Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In "What's Funny" he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In "In Other Words" he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one's native language. In "Mentors" he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Fiction -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Technique.
Creative writing.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Added Title Art of fiction
ISBN 9780393241082 (hardcover) : $25.95
0393241084 (hardcover)

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