The Practice of Writing

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Random House, Feb 29, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
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In this absorbing volume, David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills onto his own profession, salutes the great writers who have influenced his work, wonders about the motives of biographers, ponders the merits of creative writing courses, pulls the rug from under certain theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his own workshop.

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The practice of writing

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Lodge (Therapy, LJ 3/1/95) has assembled a collection of his previously published articles about fiction, drama, and television adaptations. The author's theme is the practice of writing, specifically ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

I didn't find this book as helpful as Lodge's The Art of Fiction, however, that's not as much of a fault with this book as it is a credit to the other. Once again, Lodge takes an academic look at writing and craft. Read full review

About the author (2012)

David Lodge's novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Thinks..., Author, Author and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

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