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How Fiction Works Hardcover – 7 Feb 2008

4.2 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (7 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224079832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224079839
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.2 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 352,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...refined taste, keen observation, and the ability to make the reader argue, passionately, with it.' -- Financial Times

'Intelligent, well-read and extremely confident' -- Gaurdian

`the world's leading critic.... Whether he praises or pillories, he makes you want to read the text he's freshly filleted.' -- Sun Herald

'the overall spirit and implication of this book are as important as its direct statements'
-- Irish Times

'there aren't many book reviewers like James Wood'
-- Sunday Telegraph

`James Wood is Britain's lost literary critic... very little literary criticism achieves that.' -- Evening Standard

`James Wood's enchanting new book...Witty, concise, and composed with a lovely lightness of touch' -- The Economist

`exceptionally illuminating... brilliantly acute and enticingly widely red work. It should be compulsory...' -- Herald

`this compelling essay shows just how deeply, sensitively, imaginatively and joyfully he reads' -- Scotland on Sunday

`what is impressive about How Fiction Works is its practical utility' -- TLS

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'it's like being taught by a very good teacher...
your head will be ringing with images...they are beautifully chosen.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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