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Technique in Fiction

ISBN-10: 0312051689

ISBN-13: 9780312051686

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Robie Macauley, George Lanning

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Here is one of the most intelligent and useful guides to the craft of fiction ever published. Acknowledged by teachers, students, and writers as the indispensable book in the field, Technique in Fiction has been in print for over two decades. For this fully updated second edition, Robie Macauley and George Lanning have rewritten their discussions of the major technical questions and practices of fiction: setting, plot, characterization, point-of-view, style, pace and tone, and theme. These and other crucial points are illustrated with examples from Tolstoy, Forster, and James through contemporary masters such as Carver, Updike and Beattie. The result is a discerning guide to the essentials of writing fiction; in the author's words, "It is a how-it-was-done book -- and also a how-it-wasn't-done book." Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Conception: The Origins of a Story
Beginnings
Style and Speech
Characterization
Point of View
Background; Setting; Place; Milieu
Narrative Style: Time and Pace in Fiction
Plot and Story
Organic form and Final Meaning
Selected Bibliography
Index