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Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction, John Casey

Label
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction
Title
Beyond the first draft
Title remainder
the art of fiction
Statement of responsibility
John Casey
Title variation
Art of fiction
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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" --
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casey, John
Dewey number
808.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3355
LC item number
.C295 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Creative writing
  • Fiction
  • Creative writing
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction, John Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780393241082
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014021536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
(OCoLC)880929778
Label
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction, John Casey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780393241082
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014021536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
(OCoLC)880929778

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