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How to Read A Novelist

Freeman, John (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
How to Read A Novelist
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National book critic John Freeman pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, including such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more.
Authors: Freeman, John, 1974-
Title: How to read a novelist
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2013.
Edition: First American edition.
Characteristics: ix, 372 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published in 2012, in different form, by Text Publishing, Australia"--Title page verso.
Contents: U and me : the hard lessons of idolizing John Updike
Toni Morrison
Jonathan Safran Foer
Haruki Murakami
Richard Ford
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Günter Grass
Nadine Gordimer
David Foster Wallace
Doris Lessing
Hisham Matar
Mark Z. Danielewski
John Irving
Kazuo Ishiguro
Charles Frazier
Edmund White
Geraldine Brooks
E. L. Doctorow
Imre Kertész
Aleksandar Hemon
Kiran Desai
Philip Roth
Dave Eggers
- Vikram Chandra
Tom Wolfe
Robert M. Pirsig
Peter Carey
Mo Yan
Donna Leon
David Mitchell
John Updike
Joyce Carol Oates
Amy Tan
Don DeLillo
William T. Vollmann
Louise Erdrich
Norman Mailer
James Wood
Margaret Atwood
Mohsin Hamid
Richard Powers
Ian McEwan
Michael Ondaatje
Salman Rushdie
Marilynne Robinson
Edmundo Paz Soldán
Susanna Clarke
Orhan Pamuk
Ayu Utami
Jonathan Franzen
Jeffrey Eugenides
Edwidge Danticat
Geoff Dyer
A. S. Byatt
Michael Cunningham
Jennifer Egan.
Summary: National book critic John Freeman pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, including such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more.
ISBN: 0374173265
9780374173265
Statement of Responsibility: John Freeman
Subject Headings: Fiction Authorship. Authors Interviews. Novelists Interviews.
Topical Term: Fiction
Authors
Novelists
LCCN: 2013021705
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Profiles of heavy hitters including Lessing, Murakami, Rushdie and Morrison.

Dec 14, 2013
  • ser_library rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i like the biographical summaries and the style, also learning about new to me authors.

A book to read now and then- a little glimpse into author style and personality

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