Literary Criticism

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley

By Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on a thrilling journey via 100 of them–in this seductive and immensely profitable literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the ability of the radical, its background and diversity, its cultural impression, and simply the way it works its magic. She invitations us backstage of novel-writing, sharing her personal behavior and spilling the secrets and techniques of her craft. and he or she deals necessary recommendation to aspiring authors. As she works her approach via 100 novels–from classics reminiscent of the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to contemporary fiction through Zadie Smith and Alice Munro–she infects us anew with the eagerness for examining that's the governing spirit of this reward to e-book fans in all places.

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