The Book of Other People

The Book of Other People

eBook - 2007
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From the Publisher: A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"--If such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon; Nick Hornby; Hari Kunzru; Toby Litt; David Mitchell; George Saunders; Colm Toibin; Chris Ware, and more.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007
ISBN: 1429555556 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
9781429555555 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
1101201266 (electronic bk.)
9781101201268 (electronic bk.)
1429555521 (electronic bk.)
9781429555524 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 287 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Smith, Zadie


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