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Living by fiction / Annie Dillard.

Author/Creator:
Dillard, Annie.
Publication:
New York : HarperCollins, 1988, ©1982.
Format/Description:
Book
192 pages ; 20 cm
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Subjects:
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Beckett, and Calvino, the author shows why fiction matters and how it can reveal more about modern thinking than all the academic sciences combined.
Contents:
Fiction in bits
Two wild animals, seven crazies, and a breast
The fiction of possibility
Revolution, no
Marketplace and bazaar
Who listens to critics
Fine writing, cranks and the new morality: prose styles
The hope of the race
Can fiction interpret the world
About symbol, and with a diatribe against purity
Does the world have meaning
Source notes
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Perennial Library."
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1988
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0060915447
9780060915445
OCLC:
19608208