About this book
Expanding on his popular "Guardian" column, John Mullan sets out to open our eyes to ways of understanding the writer's craft, and appreciating and enjoying their novels more fully. He discusses an array of classic and modern writers, including Martin Amis, John Le Carre, Zadie Smith, Jane Austen, Laurence Sterne, the Brontes, Raymond Chandler, Virginia Woolf and Margaret Atwood. Perfect for members of reading groups, students and teachers of creative writing.
This book draws on the author's column in The Guardian, 'Elements of Fiction'. Using examples from well-known recent novels, it examines the techniques by which fiction works. It will widen the vocabulary of anyone interested in contemporary fiction, not least by showing where it has elements in common with classic novels of the past.
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