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

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Harper Perennial
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of numerous highly acclaimed works of fiction, including Household Saints, Primitive People, and Blue Angel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and The Paris Review. She is a contributing editor at Harper's, and she writes regularly on art for The Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York City.

"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)