Art of Time in Fiction As Long as It Takes

ISBN-10: 1555975305

ISBN-13: 9781555975302

Edition: 2009

Authors: Joan Silber

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Fiction imagines for us a stopping point from which life can be seen as intelligible," asserts Joan Silber inThe Art of Time in Fiction. The end point of a story determines its meaning, and one of the main tasks a writer faces is to define the duration of a plot. Silber uses wide-ranging examples from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chinua Achebe, and Arundhati Roy, among others, to illustrate five key ways in which time unfolds in fiction. In clear-eyed prose, Silber elucidates a tricky but vital aspect of the art of fiction.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 6/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 114
Size: 5.00" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Joan Silber won the PEN/Hemingway Award for her first novel, Household Words. Her short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Paris Review, and many other magazines. She lives in New York City and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Warren Wilson College MFA program.

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