The Art of Time in Fiction

The Art of Time in Fiction

As Long as It Takes

Book - 2009
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Draws on the examples of classic and modern literary masters to illustrate five key ways in which time unfolds in fictional writing, explaining the importance of establishing meaning through a clear end point that defines the duration of a plot. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

Fiction imagines for us a stopping point from which life can be seen as intelligible," asserts Joan Silber in The 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.

Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2009
ISBN: 1555975305
9781555975302 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 808.3 SIL
Characteristics: 114 p. ; 18 cm


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