Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose audiobook

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

By Francine Prose
Read by Nanette Savard

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060777043
9.03 Hours 1
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In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart—to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John Le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, and to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail. And, most importantly, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart—to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John Le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, and to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail. And, most importantly, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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 Book Review
“An absolutely necessary addition to the personal library of anyone who is a writer or dreams of writing.”  NPR
“A jewel of a companion…engrossing...and...daringly insightful.”  Los Angeles 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
“Celebrates the pleasures of close reading and explores the power of well-wrought language…refreshing.”   Time Out New York

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Author Bio: Francine Prose

Author Bio: Francine Prose

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading like a Writer. Her novel, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. She is the president of PEN American Center.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English