Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Francine Prose (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
April 10, 2007
Pages
273
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060777050
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About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction including, the highly acclaimed Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include the highly praised Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, which has become a classic. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

Reviews

"Sensible, valuable and highly readable, Reading Like a Writer deserves perusal -- both in and out of the classroom."--Kansas City Star
"Makes a case for the rewards of reading."--Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
"Prose's little guide will motivate 'people who love books'...Like the great works of fiction, it's a wise and voluble companion."--New York Times Book Review
"Celebrates the pleasures of close reading and explores the power of well-wrought language...refreshing"--Time Out New York
"An absolutely necessary addition to the personal library of anyone who is a writer or dreams of writing."--National Public Radio
"Reading Like A Writer is different from the rest of the pack...[Prose's] wise book serves as an ispirational reminder."--Washington Times
"The passages are...subtle and brilliant in their capture of human complexity...Prose is...a skilled...analyst of what makes them so."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Witty...Insightful."--Washington Post Book World
"a jewel of a companion...engrossing...and...daringly insightful."--Los Angeles Times
"Readable and illuminating...few...advice volumes offer as much insight into writing as you will find in Francine Prose's latest book"--Capital Times
"Prose knows when to be funny, how to wield examples, and when to stop."--More magazine
"Prose's guide to reading and writing belongs on every writer's bookshelf alongside E.M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)