Art of Subtext Beyond Plot

ISBN-10: 1555974732
ISBN-13: 9781555974732
Edition: 2007
Authors: Charles Baxter
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Description: The Art Of series is a new series of brief books by contemporary writers on important craft issues. Each book investigates an element of the craft of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry by discussing works by authors past and present. The books  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 7/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Art Of series is a new series of brief books by contemporary writers on important craft issues. Each book investigates an element of the craft of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry by discussing works by authors past and present. The books in the Art Of series are not strictly manuals, but serve readers and writers by illuminating aspects of the craft of writing that peoplethinkthey already know but don’treallyknow. nbsp; Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter’sThe Art of Subtext: Beyond Plotdiscusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional works haunted by the unspoken, the suppressed, and the secreted. Using an array of examples from Melville and Dostoyevsky to contemporary writers Paula Fox, Edward P. Jones, and Lorrie Moore, Baxter explains how fiction writers create those visible and invisible details, how what is displayed evokes what is not displayed.

Charles Baxter is author of several novels, including "The Feast of Love", "Shadow Play", & "First Light", & collections of stories including "Believers" & "A Relative Stranger". He teaches writing at the University of Michigan.

Introduction
The Art of Staging
Digging the Subterranean
Unheard Melodies
Inflection and the Breath of Life
Creating a Scene
Loss of Face

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