On Moral Fiction

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Basic Books, 1978 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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A genuine classic of literary criticism, On Moral Fiction argues that ”true art is by its nature moral.”

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User Review  - Емануил Томов - Goodreads

I overate with books about books and writing, so no great insights from this one; only the feeling that there actually are some there. I'll give it some time, read it again. No idea why I'm writing this in English btw. Read full review

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User Review  - SW Gordon - Goodreads

This book should have been entitled, "Thor's Hammer: The Quest for Literary Perfection." The word "moral" carries too much baggage to convey what Gardner meant for it to mean in regards to Art ... Read full review

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John Gardner (1933?1982) was a bestselling novelist and one of the most popular and respected writing teachers of his generation. His books On Moral Fiction, The Art of Fiction, and On Becoming a Novelist are consulted by thousands of aspiring writers every year. His novels include the classic Grendel and the bestsellers October Light, The Sunlight Dialogues, and Nickel Mountain.

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