The Language of Fiction

The Language of Fiction

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What makes literature? How does it work? How do we read it? This work explores these questions and varying literary styles and authorship. It deals with openings, point of view, speech, gender and pop fiction. The book includes a wide-range of literary extracts, from the classics of Hardy and Austen, to the contemporary work of Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 9.65mm | 249g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • glossary
  • 0415145996
  • 9780415145992
  • 1,254,149

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"Readable and imaginative. the analytical approach is practical enough to be useful to beginners and intelligent enough to keep the interest of more experience readers. The exercises and explanations are well thought out . . . Readers from different cultural backgrounds will all find something to interest them."
-Shan Wareing, Roehampton Institute
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