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The Book of Other People

(Book - 2007 )
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The Book of Other People

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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 Tóibín Chris Ware, and more
Title: The book of other people
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Characteristics: ix, 287 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,23 cm.
Contents: Judith Castle / David Mitchell
Justin M. Damiano / Daniel Clowes
Frank / A.L. Kennedy
Gideon / ZZ Packer
Gordon / Andrew O'Hagan
Hanwell Snr / Zadie Smith
J. Johnson / Nick Hornby with Posy Simmonds
LéLé / Edwidge Danticat
The liar / Aleksandar Hemon
Jordan Wellington Lint / Chris Ware
Magda Mandela / Hari Kunzru
The monster / Toby Litt
Nigora / Adam Thirlwell
Judge Gladys Parks-Schultz / Heidi Julavits
Puppy / George Saunders
Rhoda / Jonathan Safran Foer
Soleil / Vendela Vida
Roy Spivey / Miranda July
Cindy Stubenstock / A.M. Homes
Theo / Dave Eggers
Perkus Tooth / Jonathan Lethem
Donal Webster / Colm Tóibín
Newton Wicks / Andrew Sean Greer.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Zadie
ISBN: 9780143038184
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Zadie Smith
Subject Headings: Characters and characteristics in literature. Fiction Technique.
Genre/Form: Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.
Topical Term: Characters and characteristics in literature.
LCCN: 2007038785
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