Art of Fiction : Notes on Craft for Young Writers

ISBN-10: 0394504690
ISBN-13: 9780394504698
Edition: N/A
Authors: John Gardner
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/12/1984
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"John Gardner was famous for his generosity to young writers, and (this book) is his . . . gift to them. The Art of Fiction will fascinate anyone interested in how fiction gets put together. For the young writer, it will become a necessary handbook, a stern judge, an encouraging friend."--The New York Times Book Review.

John Gardner was born in 1933 and raised outside of Batavia, New York and graduated from Batavia High School in 1951. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and teacher as well as composing operas, librettos and paintings. Gardner wrote three works on the art of writing, which were "On Becoming a Novelist," "The Art of Fiction," and "On Moral Fiction." He also wrote the children's story "Dragon, Dragon" and the play "Days of Vengeance," which he wrote for his mother Priscilla. John C. Gardner died in 1982.

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